The chapter explains the basics of co-publishing and the formal regulation of relations between co-publishing partners. Advantages of co-publishing are highlighted, as well as the motivation for co-publishing with the aim of bridging the digital divide.
libraries as co-publishers
Sometimes publishers join forces. The reasons for this might vary, but usually the main reason is to produce a better publication with less money and effort. One publisher might have expert editors on a subject while the other might have interesting material at hand, such as old photographs, old maps, or something else that they alone are not ready or able to publish ...