Publishing : publishing techniques and software

lclib2001  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Publishing : publishing techniques and software
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h
Comanne Olivier;
Main themes
The course approaches in detail the role of the publishing house and describes the technical aspects of the specific roles involved in that trade. Following course LCLIB 2000, it is intended for the students in the publishing orientation.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course aims at familiarizing the student with the publishing industry by examining the typical activities within a publishing house in order to prepare for the internship. Students will learn how to use professional desktop publishing (DTP) software tools.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
In this course, one of the most significant (but also least well known) functions of the book industry is analyzed in-depth. All the functions constitutive of a publishing house are approached. The course also reconsiders the analysis of a publishing project, the contractual relations with the authors, the technical manufacture of the book as well as all the aspects in development of a publishing catalogue.
Teaching methods
Method : lecture for 15 hours.
Other information
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General