1967: Trends in American publishing

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 14, 1967); Edited by Kathryn Luther Henderson

The publishing industry is experiencing great growth and major changes. Books and periodicals, the familiar tools of the world of learning, have been joined in recent years by a variety of new media and new forms of publication. The publications explosion has touched every aspect of librarianship from selection to circulation. It was the intention of the Fourteenth Annual Allerton Institute sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science to describe some of the current trends in American publishing and to assess their implications for the future. The conference was held from Sunday, November 5, to Wednesday, November 8, 1967, at Allerton Park, the conference center of the University of Illinois.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Schossberger, Emily (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1967)
    Fifteen years ago the conveners of a symposium on "Trends in American Publishing" would probably not have invited a representative of the then rather esoteric and little known field of the university presses. For until ...

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  • Epstein, Louis (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1967)
    I am neither a librarian nor a publisher, and the topic originally assigned to me, "Main Distribution Agencies for Books," is so vast that I know of no single person qualified to deal with the whole of it. However, one ...

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  • Castagna, Edwin (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1967)
    How does, and how should, a librarian look at publishing in 1967? As a minor customer buying a small part of the output of a large industry? As a fellow member of the nation's communications apparatus ? As one of the ...

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  • Follett, Robert J. R. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1967)
    Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of our times is the rapid increase in the rate of change. In whatever field one cares to look, the pace of change is accelerating. This is certainly true of education. Because ...

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  • Melcher, Daniel (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1967)
    Several years ago, in 1963 to be exact, I drafted an advertisement in which Bowker announced that any of its book information could be had in any form, including punched cards, punched paper tape, magnetic tape, or any ...

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