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For purposes of this module, production means the process of taking a manuscript or work and creating a hard copy/print or electronic/digital publication. The production module provides an overview of the structural design and functionality of hard copy/print publications as well as the structural design, functionality, and accessibility of an electronic/digital publication. It includes considerations about budget, equipment, technology/software, and managing external and internal contacts.
At the end of this module, the CLE professional will be able to:
- Analyze the goals and objectives of hard copy/print and electronic/digital publications
- Manage a publishing budget
- Determine when work should be outsourced and how it should be managed
- Build productive relationships with proofreaders, copy editors, graphic designers, freelancers, and other contacts that help in the creation of the final product
- Determine whether hard copy/print or electronic/digital publication would be appropriate for his/her organization
- Deal with vendors and suppliers when buying the materials and services needed to produce your publication
- Evaluate the available technology and software for electronic/digital publishing
- Identify the best structural design and functionality for hard copy/print publications
- Identify the best structural design, functionality, and accessibility for electronic/digital publications
- Build productive relationships with external contacts to facilitate the distribution of your product
- Determine which finding aids add value to hard copy/print and electronic/digital publications
The following learning activities and resources support this module:
- Russell, Linda and Morrison, Diane, et. al (2016). ACLEA Guide to Best Practices in Legal Publishing. Paper presented at ACLEA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
- Jackson, E. (2014). Top 20 Publishing/Book Apps You Should be Using. Paper presented at ACLEA’s 2014 Mid-Year Meeting in Austin, TX.
- Windsor, M. (2014). Ebooks. Paper presented at ACLEA’s 2014 Mid-Year Meeting in Austin, TX.
- Kett, K. (2014). Should your publication have an app? Paper presented at ACLEA’s 2014 Mid-Year Meeting in Austin, TX.
- McFadden, A. and McKnight, D. (2016). Update on the World of Print. Paper presented at ACLEA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
- Woll, T. and Raccah, D. Publishing for Profit (Chicago Review Press, 2014).
- Bringhurst, R. The Elements of Typographic Style, 2d. Ed. (Hartley & Marks Publisher, 2002).
- ACLEA Pub Copyright and TM Issues for CLE Publishers 2014 Boston, Copyright and Trademark Issues in Publishing PDF (405.2 KB), 2014 Annual (Boston)
- ACLEA Pub Copyright and TM Issues in Digital Media 2014 Boston, Copyright and Trademark Issues in Digital Media PDF (379.85 KB), 2014 Annual (Boston)
- ACLEA Pub McCarroll Repurposing Content 2014 Austin, Extreme Makeovers, McCarroll PDF (208.11 KB), 2014 Mid-Year (Austin)
- ACLEA Pub Rich Tandler Publishing Contracts 2012 Denver, Publishing Contracts - Obtaining Permissions - Par PDF (335.83 KB), 2012 Annual (Denver)
- ACLEA Pub Rich Tandler Obtaining Permissions Clearances 2012 Denver, Obtaining Permissions Clearances - Part 2 PDF (999.16 KB), 2012 Annual (Denver)
- ACLEA Pub Sheffield Evolving Copyright Landscape 2016 Seattle, Sunday-B1-Evolving-Landscape-of-Copyright PDF (1.3 MB), 2016 Annual (Seattle)
- ACLEA Pub WilliamsLicensing Materials and Copyright Issues 2012 New Orleans, Licensing Materials and Copyright Issues PDF (553.66 KB), 2012 Mid-Year (New Orleans)
- Watch videos available on www.lynda.com. There are many useful videos on this website that can build and improve your publishing skills.
- Getting Started with InDesign, David Blatner
- InDesign CC Essential Training (2015), David Blatner
- Office for Mac 2016 New Features, David Rivers
- Office 365: Word Essential Training
- Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printing, Taz Tally
- Office 365: Publisher Essential Training, David Rivers
- Introducing InDesign, Deke McClelland
- Print Production Essentials: Prepress and Press Checks, Claudia McCue
- Designing a Brochure, Nigel French
- Foundations of Branding for Designers, Sean Adams
- Before and After: Graphic Design Best Practices, John McWade
- Designing a Business Card, Nigel French
- Before and After Case Study: Information Sign Redesign, John McWade
- InDesign CC 2015: EPUB Fundamentals, Anne-Marie Concepcion
- Ebook Publishing Fundamentals, Jason Matthews
- Creating EPUBS from a Word Document, Tony Harmer
- Creating Fixed-Layout EPUBs with InDesign CC, Anne-Marie Concepcion
- Adapting a Print Layout for Digital Publishing, Mike Rankin
- InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals
- Creating Ebooks for the Kindle, Tony Harmer
- The Creative Spark: Stacey Williams-Ng, Interactive Book Designer, Stacey Williams-Ng
- iBooks Author for Teachers: Creating a Lab Manual, Mike Rankin
- iBooks Author Essential Training, Chris Mattia
- Up and Running with iBooks Author, Joseph Linaschke
- Creating Photography Ebooks, Mikkel Aaland
- Up and Running with PhoneGap Build, Chris Griffith
- Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 8, Todd Perkins
- Developing Android Apps Essential Training, David Gassner
- Android Studio Essential Training, David Gassner
- iOS App Development with Swift Essential Training, Simon Allardice
- Create an iPad Web App, Chris Converse
Read and/or listen to blogs, websites, and podcasts that provide tips and techniques for using publishing software.
Attend conference(s) that will make you more proficient in using publishing software.
Assess progress through individual meetings with your supervisor and/or based on whether you are able to implement the skills learned in the training videos, blogs, podcasts, etc.