ATG Book of the Week: Publishing for Libraries: At the Dawn of the Digital Age

by | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 comments

Title: Publishing for Libraries: At the Dawn of the Digital Age
Author: Sir Charles Chadwick-Healey
Hardcover: 978-1350120945, $84.61; Kindle: 1350120944, $99
Imprint: London: Bloomsbury, 2020

“Since the 1960s, Charles Chadwyck-Healey has been at the forefront of library publishing and the company he founded in 1973 remains a familiar brand name to academic libraries around the world. In this wide ranging book, Chadwyck-Healey charts his personal history of this constantly changing field, from the earliest days of reprint publishing, through microfilm, microfiche and CD-ROM publishing to the current digital age. He describes the early years of using computers in publishing and the introduction of the CD-ROM which was soon supplanted by online. Chadwyck-Healey was one of the first publishers to use both these new media. Focusing upon leading publishing endeavours around the world – in the USA, UK, Europe and post-Soviet Russia – this book includes vivid and informative first-hand accounts of such landmark publishing projects as the US National Security Archive, the catalogue of the British Library on CD-ROM, and Literature Online (LION)…”

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