From vanity publishing to open access: missing link or virtual link?

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Show simple item record Latsky, Henriette 2010-06-07T10:20:48Z 2010-06-07T10:20:48Z 2010-05-17
dc.description.abstract The mainstream publishing world’s business model, culture and sentiments are turned upside down by various marginal publishing ventures which are becoming increasingly popular. For decades, vanity publishing has been a buzz word with negative connotations. Vanity publishing has traditionally been associated with aspirant or frustrated writers who are not good enough to reach the mainstream publishing market. This presentation aims to examine the second stream publishing field which includes subsidy publishing, vanity publishing, self-publishing and niche market publishing and its relationship with mainstream publishing. Examples of each category will be provided. The presentation will highlight some unique individual vanity publishing success stories. The vanity publishing field has not become sedentary. With the help of various factors, it has made itself known in the big playing arena. Since the tsunami of the internet has hit the world, factors such as technology, open access, users’ more pronounced needs and social networking have allowed vanity publishing to knock on the door of opportunity. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of this link, the emergence of community publishing, and lastly the possible impact of vanity publishing on the role of the university library. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Open access en
dc.subject Vanity publishing en
dc.title From vanity publishing to open access: missing link or virtual link? en
dc.type Presentation en

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