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Redefining publishing

Challenges from the past

Abstract

The chapter focuses on challenges from the past that were investigated and discussed in the previous chapters with the aim to synopsize and further point out publishing opportunities and strategies which can be exploited in the context of information and communication technologies. Additionally, publishing values such as globalization, access, convergence and discoverability are taken into consideration whereas the upgraded role of the aesthetic capital and of information in the publishing activity is outlined. In that framework, transformations of the book and of the publishing value chain are considered. Conclusions of the chapter may further serve the methodological and theoretical framework ...

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