Publishing in an ever-changing society

Libraries and Publishing in an Information Society is one of my second semester courses for MSc Library Science. The first session was more of an introduction of the course content and structure. The definition and how technology has affected the work of the traditional publisher was also explored, videos were shared to demonstrate how content and form differs. It was very interesting and it caused me to dig deeper into understanding how the technological advances would affect the print document or publishing in society. Environmentalist would be cheering if less books are printed for the sake of the tree but what about people living in countries where broadband internet is just a dream or may take another ten years before it reaches that part of the world and when it do, would the lower classes of people be able to afford the cost of broadband?…just a thought! The National Archives   gives a detail description of what publishing entails along with its processes and practices. Further, While looking for literature to expand my knowledge in the area of publishing I stumbled upon this video   which described academic publishing in the digital era in a very simplistic manner. For those of you who are thinking of throwing out those books in print format because you prefer the e-books kindly think of those less fortunate people who are longing to get their hands on a book and make a donation…please!