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  1. Bookseller’s Classification: Classification Examples and Criteria of Croatian Booksellers in Sales Catalogs and Book Lists from the Beginning of the 20th Century

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    Nada Topić


    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to conduct research on the topic of ways of bookstore (sales classification of Croatian bookstores from the beginning of the 20th century. By content analysis of the 17 sales lists/catalogs of books from Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Karlovac, Zagreb and Osijek, the classification structure has been reconstructed, and the criteria according to which the booksellers offerings have been classified in the early 20th century have been determined. Conducting of the analysis established the following criteria of the bookstore classification: topic/content, form/type of work, type of corpus, genre, language, purpose, publishing series, publisher, time of publication, (new edition, time of publication/purchase, customer's specific interests, number, letter and author. Order of enumeration within specific categories is mostly alphabetic, numeric or according to order of publication. Unlike the library classification and classification systems in general, the problematics of bookstore classification is not very present in the current existing sources. Research studies that focus on the history of bookselling, even if they reveal ways of classification of booksellers offers remain on a descriptive level without any deeper analysis of the criteria or possible reasons of such classification. Therefore, the contribution of the paper is a detailed analysis of a larger pattern of bookstore sales catalogs, and also an attempt of illuminating the criteria and reasons of creating a system of bookstore classification in the defined historical, spatial and time context.


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    Jantson, Signe


    Full Text Available The article handles general developments and changes in book trade which took place in Estonia during the second half of the 19th century. The aim is to show the formation of bookshops trading with Estonian books and to analyse the activities of Estonian booksellers.The survey is based on the research literature and on the master thesis by Signe Jantson “Raamatukaubandus Eestis aastatel 1850–1917: raamatukauplused ja nende omanikud” (Book trade in Estonia 1850–1917: bookshops and their owners [9]. In this study great importance wasattached to the national and social origin of bookshop owners and their activities. Up to the middle of the 19th century the book production and dissemination in Estonia was in the hands of Baltic German entrepreneurs and depended on the political and economic developments not only in Russia but also in Germany. In the middle of the 19th century there were only 5 bookshops in Estonia located in bigger towns – Tallinn and Tartu. In 1870 the number of bookshops reached 13. The greater ascent can be noticed in the last decade of the period – 1870–1880 when 20 new bookshops were opened. In 1867 Heinrich Laakmann, a German origin publisher and the printing shop owner opened the first bookshop in Tartu to sell Estonian language books. The economic and political reforms as well as the national awakening movement favoured the engagement of Estonians in the sphere of book production and dissemination. Increasing publishing of Estonian language books enabled the development of trade. At the end of the national awakening period most of the bookshop owners were already of Estonian origin. Since 1870ies the number of Estonian bookshops started to grow and at the end of the 19th century they outnumbered German and Russian shops. In all over Europe book trade concentrated into the big cities (in the case of Estonia in Tallinn and Tartu, but bookshops were opened also in the rural area (small towns and villages

  3. Publishing, bookselling and the World Wide Web


    Amanda Spink


    This working paper brings together concepts and ideas about the role of information in the future of humanity. Different views have emerged within the international debate on sustainable development - a global industrialization view centers on sustaining global industrialization and a new moral order that advocates societal downscaling and de-industrialization based on regional self-sufficiency to preserve humanity. This working paper briefly outlines these approaches to sustainable developme...

  4. The Impact of Internet Trading on the UK Antiquarian and Second-Hand Bookselling Industry. (United States)

    Whewell, Jane A.; Souitaris, Vangelis


    Investigates the impact of the Internet on the UK (United Kingdom) second-hand and antiquarian book trade. Results from questionnaires and interviews showed that, overall, electronic commerce presents an opportunity rather than a threat to this traditional retailing sector, partly due to pre-existing database management and distribution skills.…

  5. Making Books Available: The Role of Early Libraries, Librarians, and Booksellers in the Promotion of African American Children's Literature. (United States)

    Tolson, Nancy


    Children's books produced from the 1920s to the 1950s contain many examples of negative African-American stereotypes. The role of librarians in recognizing these stereotypes and their attempts to change the types of books available to their patrons is discussed. One hurdle they faced was publishers' unwillingness to create books with positive…

  6. The current connections between the library and bookselling activity with an overview of the public library development

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    Miha Kovač


    Full Text Available Among the set goals of improving book consumption in Slovenia the National Culture Program 2004-2007 also includes encouraging the development of network of bookshops and ‘quality’ bookshops, that will be evenly distributed across Slovenia. The program suggests them to be formed within the framework of already existing public cultural institutions. Book consumption in Slovenia has been characterised by poorly developed retail book market and well developed network of public libraries with a high number of book lendings that serves as a substitute for the paperback market as it is known in bigger language communities abroad. Along with surveying the possibilities of directing the libraries towards book marketing (as well, the paper also examines the historical development of commercial publishing companies / bookshops / libraries, existing in Europe in 18th and 19th century and in some places existing side by side with public libraries until the middle of 20th century. The paper shows that the present ratio between bookshops and libraries on some big book markets is different than in Slovenia, as libraries are loosing patrons as a consequence of the growth of big bookshop chains. A characteristic feature of book consumption in Slovenia can be seen in the use of the internet in libraries as well as bookshops. The ‘merging’ of the marketing segment and book lending is to a smaller extent already under way abroad, where large online bookshops encourage libraries by means of provision to act as the mediator in the sale of books. In this way, a library can turn into a bookshop with the help of connections via ISBN numbers, without having to jeopardise their original mission.

  7. "We're a Little Bitty Bookstore, but We Do Big Stuff:" Booksellers Describe Their Roles in Literacy Education. (United States)

    Austin, Patricia


    Interviews owners and managers of children's bookstores around the country. Presents their ideas about how to promote literacy learning among children, including programs for child advocacy, parent education, teacher education, and community outreach. Offers insights about a variety of influences on reading development. Suggests some ways that…

  8. SEO strategies in booksellers sector La utilización de estrategias SEO en el sector de la venta de libros

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    Antonio Cañabate


    Full Text Available The Internet has consolidated as a new commercial and marketing channel due to the advance of Information and Communication Technologies and the saturation of conventional media channels. In this context, firms are doing specific (for the Internet channel promotion strategies to improve its placement on search engines results pages and to increase its website traffic. The objectives of this article are: 1 to provide a context for the Search Engine Marketing (SEM, putting special attention on those actions to optimize the placement in search engines (SEO; 2 to identify and classify what SEO actions firms adopt or could adopt to improve its placement on search engines; and 3 to make an empirical study (centered on Spanish book trades to quantify how much firms are adopting SEO actions and its effectiveness according to the placement observed in search engines result pages. The results are analyzed, the limitations are discussed and new lines for research are commented.La saturación de los medios de comunicación y el avance de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación han consolidado Internet como un nuevo canal comercial y de marketing. En este contexto surgen nuevas estrategias de promoción en Internet que facilitan a empresas y organizaciones obtener un buen posicionamiento en los buscadores e incrementar el tráfico en su página web. Los objetivos de este artículo son: 1 contextualizar el marketing basado en buscadores (SEM y en especial las acciones o estrategias de optimización del posicionamiento (SEO; 2 identificar y clasificar las acciones SEO que las empresas realizan o podrían realizar para mejorar su posicionamiento, y 3 realizar una observación empírica, centrada en las librerías de ámbito español (venta de libros, que permita cuantificar el grado de utilización de acciones SEO y su efectividad según el posicionamiento observado en las páginas de resultados de los buscadores. Se analizan los resultados obtenidos, las limitaciones del estudio y se comentan futuras líneas de investigación.

  9. SEO strategies in booksellers sector La utilización de estrategias SEO en el sector de la venta de libros


    Ferran Sabate; Jasmina Berbegal; Carolina Consolación; Antonio Cañabate


    The Internet has consolidated as a new commercial and marketing channel due to the advance of Information and Communication Technologies and the saturation of conventional media channels. In this context, firms are doing specific (for the Internet channel) promotion strategies to improve its placement on search engines results pages and to increase its website traffic. The objectives of this article are: 1) to provide a context for the Search Engine Marketing (SEM), putting special attention ...

  10. Maailma kõige populaarsemad kirjanikud 2008

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    2008. a. igakuiste ilukirjanduse müügiedetabelite analüüsist 9 riigis - USA, Hiina, Hispaania, Holland, Itaalia, Prantsusmaa, Rootsi, Saksamaaa ja Inglismaa (koost. The Bookseller,Publishers Weekly, Livres Hebdo)

  11. "Als het bedrijf er maar niet teveel last van heeft" : de invloed van het ouderschapsbeleid en de ouderschapscultuur van supermarkten en boekhandels op de combinatieproblemen van mannelijke en vrouwelijke werknemers met jonge kinderen

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    Veenis, E.


    What impact do businesses have on the efforts of parents with young children who combine work and family, and what factors within the business play a role in this? This was the principal question in this comparative case study of two retailers, a large supermarket chain and a small group of booksell

  12. Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007. Research Brief Number 1 (United States)

    Henderson, Everett


    Libraries are operating in a fluid service environment in which people increasingly turn to the Internet to address everyday concerns. They also face competition from large booksellers that offer potential library patrons access to a virtually unlimited selection of books. These developments have understandably provoked questions and concerns…

  13. Health and Happiness

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    @@ Things seem to frequently repeat themselves in Yan Zhang's life.When he approached an alumnus speaker at his high school graduation in San Diego and wrangled himself an internship with Chinese bookseller Dangdang (now当当网), he thought that would be the last he would see of the man he refers to simply as Jim.

  14. Solomon Islands Botany

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    Steenis, van C.G.G.J.


    A discussion of the Results of the Royal Society Expedition to the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, 1965. Organized by E.J.H. Corner. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 255 (1969) 185-631, 196 fig. University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge. Obtainable through booksellers or direct to the Royal

  15. Eating and Reading in the Library. (United States)

    Trelease, Jim; Krashen, Stephen


    This article, citing the example of large bookselling chains who offer cafes in their stores, advocates the provision of food and drink in school libraries as well. High-quality food, made available by vending machine, would increase levels of wellness, energy, and teachability. Protests involving mess, lack of money, and difficulties with parents…

  16. English instructor and young adult author fights for teen literacy


    Elliott, Jean


    Tiffany Trent, an English instructor at Virginia Tech, has been chosen as one of 31 teen authors in the nation to promote teen literacy this month. In addition, independent booksellers have nominated Trent's first book, In the Serpent's Coils, as a BookSense Pick for Autumn.

  17. Trends in Source of Catalog Records for European Monographs 1996-2000: A Preliminary Study of Italian Monographs. (United States)

    Kellsey, Charlene


    Discusses catalog records for non-English books created by European booksellers and loaded into OCLC; describes a study of Italian language monographs to compare vendor records with Library of Congress and OCLC member libraries' records; and considers changes in cataloging workflow needed to edit records to include Library of Congress call numbers…

  18. Places, Publishers and Personal Ties; the relational qualities of urban environments for book publishers

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    Heebels, B.; van Aalst, I.; Atzema, O.A.L.C.


    Book publishers act as cultural mediators. Personal networks and face-to-face contacts with authors, booksellers, colleagues and people from the press are crucial for their business. This is in accordance with the literature on cultural entrepreneurship, which emphasizes the importance of informal p

  19. Public policies for books and reading in Brazil: The National Institute of Book (1937-1967

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    Aníbal Bragança


    Full Text Available Monteiro Lobato and the origins of the National Book Institute; its foundation and activities (from 1937 to 1967 within the context of improvement of means of mass communication. Public Policies of the Brazilian government for books, reading and libraries: continuities and discontinuities in programs and projects and their relation with governmental changes and conflicting interests. The foundation of the Comissão Nacional do Livro Didático (National Committee of Schoolbooks and the Conselho Nacional de Cultura (National Council of Culture. The creation of the Câmara Brasileira do Livro (Brazilian Book Chamber and its purposes. A landmark: The Third Convention of Brazilian Publishers and Booksellers. The search for a regulation for the book market. Geir Campos and the Carta aos livreiros do Brasil (Letter to Brazilian Booksellers. The Revista do Livro (Book Magazine and the publication of INL. Achievements and failures until the project retake in the field during the military dictatorship.

  20. Cost of a culture: Publishing practices and financial returns for fiction and nonfiction


    Morrison-Reed, Charlotte


    Changes in both the book publishing and bookselling industries are marginalizing the publication of fiction, leaving this essential facet of Canadian culture at risk. This report examines differences between the publishing of fiction and nonfiction at Canadian trade publishing houses, in an attempt to explain why nonfiction is often more financially successful than fiction. Analysis of the processes used by the publishing departments at Key Porter Books, with additional examples from Penguin ...


    CERN Document Server is produced by the bibliophiles at 13th Generation Media of Berkeley, California. Our goal is to provide fellow readers unbiased realtime information about books available online. Rather than selling books ourselves (does the world rea wannabe?), we've teamed up with over 15,000 of the finest booksellers online to bring you the largest book catalog available anywhere, either online or offline.

  2. Analysis on Intelligence Property Risk in University Library Business Outsourcing%高校图书馆业务外包中的知识产权风险分析

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    认为图书、报刊、音像制品等采购外包、采编外包、回溯建库外包、项目设计与建设外包等,是高校图书馆业务外包时容易引发知识产权风险的外包类型。图书馆要从加强馆员对知识产权法的了解、提高知识产权意识,选择正规守法的书商、做好资质调查和审核工作,与书商签订的协议合同等要具备全面性、严谨性和明确性,建立外包风险管理小组,制定外包风险管理制度等方面,规避业务外包所面临的知识产权风险。%The paper thinks that outsourcing of procurement, cataloging, backtrace database-building, project design and construc-tion of books, newspapers and audio-video products easily induce intellectual property risk in university library ’ outsourcing. And it proposes that library may avoid these risks through increasing librarians’ understanding of intellectual property law and intellectual property awareness, choosing formal and law-abiding booksellers, doing well bookseller ’s quality survey and audit, ensuring agreements and contracts signed with booksellers to be comprehensive, rigorous and clear, setting up a group of outsourcing risk management, and formulating outsourcing risk management system.

  3. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11)

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    Maier, Anja; Mougaard, Krestine; Howard, Thomas J.;

    The ICED series of conferences is the Design Society's "flagship" event. ICED11 took place on August 15-18, 2011, at the campus of the Danish Technical University in Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark. The Proceedings of the conference are published in 10 individual volumes, arranged according to topics....... All volumes of the Proceedings may be purchased individually through Amazon and other on-line booksellers. For members of the Design Society, all papers are available on this website. The Programme and Abstract Book is publically available for download....

  4. Unmuffling the 'muffel'


    Otto Hietsch


    It is only once or twice in a lifetime that an individ­ ual may decide to buy himself an encyclopaedic dictionary. Whether.unilingual or bilingual, the purchase of a lexicon. is (punning unintentional) a weighty matter to consider, and guidance will invariably be sought from someone who is looked upon as an insider. However, a bookseller, with such an interesting customer in sight, will probably be more than ready to claim the virtues of precision-and all­ inclusiveness for the volume or volu...

  5. Semiautomatic Derivation and Use of Personal Privacy Policies in E-Business


    George Yee; Larry Korba


    The growth of the Internet has been accompanied by the growth of Internet e-business services (e.g., electronic bookseller services, electronic stock-transaction services). This proliferation of e-business services has in turn fueled the need to protect the personal privacy of e-business users or consumers. We advocate a privacy policy approach to protecting personal privacy. However, it is evident that the specification of a personal privacy policy must be as easy as possible for the consume...

  6. The geology of Australia

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    David Oldroyd


    @@ I first happened to see this book on the counter at a local bookshop, noted the price,and commented to the bookseller that at $150 I would not be thinking of buying it,though I liked the look of the book. His reply was "Well,it's an academic book, and they are very expensive these days". How true! Fortunately, I later discovered the paperback edition at less than half the price of the hardback; so I bought it and am glad that I did.

  7. Trade in French books in Zagreb: 1796-1823

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    Jasna Tingle


    Full Text Available The intention of this paper is to contribute to the picture of the book trade in Zagreb in the late 18th and early19th century. The objectives of the research were to find out which booksellers’ catalogues were available in Croatian capital Zagreb in that period and to illustrate the conclusions that can be drawn from the information gathered by focusing on a narrow topic: trade in French books in a particular period. A focus on French books was inspired by the importance of French culture in Europe of that time. The research included eight available catalogues published by three prominent Zagreb-based booksellers between 1796 and 1823. The resources were observed and their contents, format and internal organisation described which was followed by comparative analysis of 245 French titles indexed in these catalogues. Conclusions have been suggested about the availability of French books in Zagreb as well as pricing policy and other practices of the booksellers of that time. Possible contribution to book history in Croatia is not only in the results but also in the type of analysis performed.

  8. 图书馆业务外包存在问题的博弈论分析

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    博弈论是研究具有斗争或竞争性质现象的理论和方法。用博弈论分析图书馆业务外包中存在的问题,找到解决问题的关键,达到图书馆与书商互利双赢的目的.从而促进高校图书馆的和谐发展。%Game theory is to study the nature of a struggle or competition, the phenomenon of the theory and method. Game theory analysis on Outsourcing library problems, find solutions to key issues, libraries and booksellers to reach the purpose of mutual benefit

  9. 图书馆外文编目外包的质量控制%The Quality Control of Outsourcing of Foreign Language Cataloging of Library

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    Outsourcing of foreign language cataloging not only has the same trouble with outsourcing of Chinese language cataloging, but also has its unique trouble. To overcoming the trouble, University library and bookseller need cooperation. .In the cooperation, they need signing the contract, training the outsourcing staff, controlling the cataloging quality, communicating timely.%外文编目外包不仅具有与中文编目外包同样问题,也因为外文编目的特殊性,也有其独特的问题,为了克服这些问题,需要图书馆和书商的共同努力。在合作中,签订切实可行的合同、做好培训工作、审校人员严格把好质量关,有问题及时进行沟通。

  10. Libreros, encuadernadores y guarnecedores de libros en la Sevilla de los Reyes Católicos

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    Abellán Pérez, Juan


    Full Text Available In this paper, we analyze the world of the booksellers and the bookbinders of Seville at the end of 15th century and the beginning of the 16th, from the visitors book conserved in the church of Nuestra Señora de la Oliva of Lebrija: the workshops, the masters and their workers, the work processes, the prices of the materials used, the wages and the books trade.

    En este artículo se analiza el mundo de los libreros y de los encuadernadores de Sevilla de finales del siglo XV y principios del XVI, a partir de los libros de visita conservados en la iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Oliva de Lebrija: los talleres, los maestros y sus obreros, los procesos de elaboración, los precios de los materiales utilizados, los salarios y el comercios de libros.

  11. Anatole Louis Garraux e o comércio de livros franceses em São Paulo (1860-1890 Anatole Louis Garraux and the trade of French books in São Paulo (1860-1890

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    Marisa Midori Deaecto


    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca recuperar o papel de Anatole Louis Garraux na promoção do comércio de livros franceses em São Paulo. Negociante natural de Paris, instalou-se na capital paulistana em 1860, vindo a se tornar o maior livreiro da cidade nas últimas décadas do século. Entre o processo de instalação da Casa Garraux e sua consagração no meio intelectual citadino, descobrimos que foram variados os seus empreendimentos e suas relações com o comércio franco-brasileiro. Todas, porém, situam-se no período de expansão do comércio de bens de consumo importados. Nesse sentido, o problema da circulação do livro será abordado na perspectiva de expansão do capitalismo editorial francês e das condições de consumo de livros existentes na capital.This article approaches some aspects of the bookseller Anatole Louis Garraux and the environment of the French publishing market in São Paulo. A French businessmen that came to this city in 1860, he became its biggest bookseller in the end of 19th century. Between the foundation of Casa Garraux and his recognition by city's intellectuals, we have found out his business had been become diversified in French-Brazilian trade. All of them, however, are located in time of international trade expansion of consumer goods. On this way, book will be approached by the point of view of Publishing Capitalism expansion and the consumption potential observed in the city.

  12. The e-book phenomenon: a disruptive technology

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    Tom D. Wilson


    Full Text Available The emergence of the e-book as a major phenomenon in the publishing industry is of interest, world-wide. The English language market, with as the major player in the market may have dominated attention, but the e-book has implications for many other languages and book markets. The pre-e-book publishing world can be seen as a system in which authors delivered texts to publishers, who evaluated, edited, printed and distributed the published text to bookshops and thence to libraries and individual readers. This process has been going on since Gutenberg’s re-invention of movable type in about 1439 (following its original invention in China in the 9th century, and the use of metallic type in Korea in 1234, in other words, for about the past 550 years. The invention of movable type was an instance of a disruptive technology: eventually putting monastic scribes out of business altogether. Similarly, the e-book has the potential to disrupt the processes for the production, distribution and use of authorial texts, and is already in the process of doing so. First, the phenomenon of self-publishing has emerged as a serious contender to the more formal process; secondly, publishers may derive significant economic benefit from the reduction in printing and distribution costs, as well as the ability to sell directly to the consumer through their own Websites; thirdly, the impact on booksellers may result in a further reduction in the number of independent stores – a decline already in process as a result of online bookselling; fourthly, user demand is resulting in libraries wrestling with the problems of how to manage e-books within their collection development and management processes; and, finally, the behaviour of readers is changing as the devices available for using e-books become more numerous and cheaper. Only someone blessed with absolute certainty in forecasting the future can know exactly how things will change, but there is little

  13. 图书馆网上图书采购的风险与法律对策

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    胡伟; 程亚萍


    目前图书馆网上图书采购存在技术风险、操作风险、管理风险、市场风险、信用风险、交易风险和合规性风险等。虽然产生这些风险是由于网络系统技术上的缺陷、监管的弱化、图书馆网上图书采购当事人关系的复杂化以及立法的严重滞后所致,但必须以建立健全网上图书销售商市场准入制度、图书馆网上图书采购监管制度、界定图书馆与网上图书销售商之间的新型法律关系,通过完善《刑法》加大对图书馆网上图书采购犯罪的打击力度,以及构建完备的图书馆网上图书采购法律调控体系来防范与化解图书馆网上图书采购的风险。%The current library online book procurement has the technical risk, operating risk, management risk, market risk, credit risk, transaction risk and compliance risk. Although the incurring of these risks is due to the technical defects in the network system, the weakening of supervision, the complication of relationships among people in charge of library online book procurement, and the serious lag in legislation, it' s necessary to build and perfect the market admittance system of the online booksellers and the supervision system of the library online book procurement, define the new legal relationships between the library and the online booksellers, strengthen the struggle against the crimes in the library online book procurement by perfecting criminal law, and construct the self-contained legal regulation and control system of the library online book procurement to prevent and defuse the risks in library online book procurement.

  14. 图书采购招标报价的影响因素及控制措施%Influence Factors and Control Measures of the Quotation of the Book Acquisition Tendering

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    图书采购招标已成为当前高校图书馆文献资源建设的重点工作之一,图书采购招标报价的合理程度将直接影响文献资源建设的质量。目前在图书采购招标报价过程中,保证金、书商承诺、书商与出版社的合作、采书方式、采书量分配等因素均会影响书商的招标报价和折扣。因此,图书馆应从标段的选择、保证金缴纳、合同违约条款制定、报价方法的选择及承诺兑现的监督和执行等方面对图书采购招标报价加以控制,以确保图书的采购质量。%Currently,the book acquisition tendering becomes the key point of the literature resource construction in university libraries.The reasonable quotation will have much to do with the quality of the literature resource construction.In the quotation process of the book acquisition tendering,there are some factors influencing the quotation and discount of the bidding,such as the margin,the commitment of booksellers,the cooperation between booksellers and publishers,the purchasing way,the allocation of purchasing quantity,and so on.Therefore,libraries should control the quotation of the book acquisition tendering in the selection of the bidding section,the payment of margin,the formulation of default clauses in the contract,the selection of quotation methods,the supervision and execution of the commitment,so as to ensure the purchasing quality.

  15. A multi-agent conversational system with heterogeneous data sources access

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    Eisman, Eduardo M.


    In many of the problems that can be found nowadays, information is scattered across different heterogeneous data sources. Most of the natural language interfaces just focus on a very specific part of the problem (e.g. an interface to a relational database, or an interface to an ontology). However, from the point of view of users, it does not matter where the information is stored, they just want to get the knowledge in an integrated, transparent, efficient, effective, and pleasant way. To solve this problem, this article proposes a generic multi-agent conversational architecture that follows the divide and conquer philosophy and considers two different types of agents. Expert agents are specialized in accessing different knowledge sources, and decision agents coordinate them to provide a coherent final answer to the user. This architecture has been used to design and implement SmartSeller, a specific system which includes a Virtual Assistant to answer general questions and a Bookseller to query a book database. A deep analysis regarding other relevant systems has demonstrated that our proposal provides several improvements at some key features presented along the paper.

  16. Built out of books: lesbian energy and feminist ideology in alternative publishing. (United States)

    Adams, K


    This paper chronicles the birth of lesbian-feminist publishing in the 1970s, a significant but often overlooked chapter of American alternative publishing history, and one that would help create the circumstances supporting a flourishing lesbian and gay literature in the 1980s and 1990s. Between 1968 and 1973, over 500 feminist and lesbian publications appeared across the country, and what would become an organized network of independent women's bookstores began to appear. In 1976, a group of feminist trades-women-printers, booksellers, and others-would meet in the first of a series of Women in Print conferences that would give a name to the fledgling alternative press movement. Fueled by the energy of the women's movement, lesbians were instrumental actors in a variety of feminist publishing enterprises that, taken together, constituted a unique brand of print activism that illuminated and revised categories of identity; empowered individuals to overcome social isolation and discrimination; and informed nascent lesbian and feminist communities about strategies of resistance.

  17. Księgarnia i Biblioteka do Czytania Tomasza Szumskiego

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    Artur Jazdon


    Full Text Available Tomasz Szumski, hitherto known in the literature as a secondary school teacher and the author of textbooks, was also the owner of a bookshop and a lending library attached to it. Both were in operation between 1809 and 1824. Their establishment was apparently effected by a deliberate wish to create an establishment that would counterbalance the influence of German bookshops in the town and would offer Polish and foreign literature (mainly French to as wide circles of readers as possible. Additionally, it was intended to be a bookshop that would provide support to the general public with selling textbooks and assigned reading texts for youths. For Szumski himself, the bookshop was also a source of considerable extra income. Szumski’s intention was to sell as much of the current publishing output from Warsaw, Cracow, Lvov, Wrocław (then Breslau and Vilna as possible. He also provided subscriptions to a great number of titles of newspapers and periodicals. He did not neglect the marketing issues involved in his line of business and published numerous book catalogues and kept the press well informed about his new acquisitions. In terms of its size, the bookshop was not a big place and, at the time of its forced closure effected by an administrative writ issued by the German authorities, nearly 2,500 titles were on offer. Following its closure it was repossessioned and bought by the German bookseller Ernst S. Mittler.

  18. La Librería de Juan Polo en Murcia a mediados del siglo XVIII Juan Polo's library in Murcia in the middle of the XVIII Century

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    Amparo García Cuadrado


    Full Text Available A través del análisis del inventario de los bienes dejados a su muerte por el librero Juan Polo, junto a la utilización de otras fuentes archivísticas, se retrata el perfil vital y las actividades desarrolladas por este profesional del libro en la Murcia de mediados del siglo XVIII. La trascripción e identificación de los libros y otros impresos menores reseñados en el inventario y, sobre todo, la cuantía de ejemplares por título ha permitido abordar el tipo de clientela de la librería y la aceptación o el éxito de determinados productos editoriales, siempre en consonancia con unas necesidades prácticas, formativas o recreativas y con unos hábitos lectores fácilmente reconocibles.The profile and activities carried out by the bookseller Juan Polo during the XVIII century are analyzed through the inventory of assets and other archival sources which remained after his death. The identification and transcription of books and other minor works recorded in the inventory, and above all the quantity of existing copies of each title, allow us to also depict the profile of regular clients, and to assess the degree of success attained by certain publishing products. Practical, recreational or educational needs were also kept in mind in order to acknowledge easily recognizable reader's habits.

  19. Advertising books: a linguistic analysis of blurbs

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    Mª Lluïsa Gea Valor


    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to present a preliminary approach to the study of blurbs, brief texts traditionally displayed on bookcovers, and nowadays also on the Internet, which provide information about a book to potential readers. This study focuses on four of the most widelyknown publishing and bookselling companies in the English-speaking world: Penguin, Ballantine, Routledge, and Barnes & Noble, and analyses more than 60 blurbs displayed on their web sites. The study indicates that blurbs may constitute a genre characterised by a definite communicative purpose and by the use of specific linguistic and discourse conventions. Blurbs perform an informative function based on the description of the contents of a book. But this function is secondary to their persuasive purpose, characteristic of advertising discourse, because blurbs recommend the book by means of review extracts from various sources in an attempt to persuade the prospective reader to buy the "product." In order to achieve their communicative purpose, blurbs make use of a wide range of linguistic and discourse conventions typical of advertising discourse: complimenting, elliptical syntactic patterns, the imperative, the address form "you," and what I have called "curiosity arousers," usually in the form of rhetorical questions and excerpts from the book.

  20. E-book Reader Devices and Libraries

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    Pažur, I.


    Full Text Available Most library studies thematically related to electronic books don't consider readers of electronic books. Only in recent years librarians conduct studies in which they want to find out readers' opinions about the possibilities, advantages and disadvantages of reading using e-readers, as well as their possible application in the libraries.User studies of e-readers have shown that their opinion is generally positive, but great attachment to traditional books is still present, e-readers are still seen only as an additional tool for reading. Sony with its e-reader (the latest Reader model Daily and Reader Store online bookstore ( the only one who cooperate with libraries and has made lending electronic books possible. Cooperation was launched in 2009th,and the New York Public Library was the first library that offered such a service.Cooperation between Sony and libraries, indicates clearly what the near future could be if other online booksellers / publishers begin to follow the model of lending e-books through the libraries over the network. However it is possible that a large online bookstores / publishers consider that the further price reduction of e-readers and electronic books will constantly increase their sales, and in that case lending e-books will be unnecessary.Are the libraries ready for this scenario?

  1. Study on the Reputation Evaluation of Electronic Retailer in the B2C Environment%B2C环境下电子零售商信誉评价研究

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    赵荣膺; 吴明杰; 姜锦虎; 胡瑛


    This paper, faking China's B2C e - retailers as the research object, establishes the comprehensive reputation e-valuation index system and evaluation methods, forms systematic evaluation model of electronic retailers'reputation, and gives an empirical application example of this model. The index system establishes four aspects, 12 sub indicators in total, and designs 21 specific measurements including ability, integrity, benevolence and trust assurance. It also chooses two e-lectronic retail booksellers, Dangdang and Joyo Amazon, as the subjects for the examples of evaluation and makes analysis on output of the model of reputation evaluation.%以中国的B2C电子零售商为研究对象,建立综合的信誉评价指标体系,该指标体系包含能力、诚实、善意和信任保证4个维度共12个子指标,并且设计21个三级测量指标,在此基础上选择合适的评价方法,形成B2C环境下电子零售商信誉评价模型.应用该信誉评价模型对当当网和卓越亚马逊这两个电子零售书商进行实例评价.

  2. Capacitar para Distribuir Conhecimento ou para Vender Livros? O Ritual de Treinamento dos Vendedores da Feira do Livro de Porto Alegre

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    Deise Luiza da Silva Ferraz,


    Full Text Available While studying the booksellers’ training ritual that takes place in the larger ritualized context of the Porto Alegre Book Fair, this article attempted to analyze the work conditions of book sellers during the Fair, as well as to identify the reasons behind their commitment or non-commitment with the event’s success. The hierarchical structure found in the local daily context is also present during the Fair; however, training focuses on the praise of knowledge, culture and working people. Therefore, employees are encouraged to overlook any possibilities of criticizing work conditions in favor of the satisfaction to participate in such event. The ethnographic method, with participative observation techniques and interviews, was considered the most effective to analyze this space. Results indicate that when a ritualistic connotation is given to training, marketing aspects are neglected and emphasis is placed on the pleasure of festive events and the sociability propitiated. Thus, in spite of poor work conditions, booksellers give up even their basic needs so as to “delight” clients and, as a consequence, to sell better

  3. The twopenny library: the book trade, working-class readers, and 'middlebrow' novels in Britain, 1930-42. (United States)

    Hilliard, Christopher


    Twopenny libraries first appeared in North London in 1930 and quickly spread throughout urban Britain. Their innovation was to dispense with subscription fees and charge per loan. Unlike older commercial libraries such as Mudie's, twopenny libraries served a working-class clientele. Some twopenny libraries were standalone businesses. Many more were sidelines to existing businesses such as tobacconists' and newsagents' shops. Library services could be profitable in their own right, but often their main value to their proprietors was to bring customers into the shop more regularly. Established players in the book trade initially responded to twopenny libraries with alarm, but the threat they posed was limited. Their market was not the same as those of booksellers. Some public librarians made arguments along these lines about the twopenny libraries' impact on public libraries; certainly, the two types of institution coexisted. Twopenny libraries carried a lot of so-called light fiction, but they also lent working-class readers the 'middlebrow' bestsellers of the 1920s and 1930s. The wider significance of the twopenny library lies in the way it problematizes the distinction commonly made between a middle-class public for new hardcover novels and a working-class readership of fiction that appeared in cheap papers and magazines.

  4. Emergence of Unexpected Factors and Countermeasures in Cataloging Outsourcing%编目外包中意外因素的出现及对策

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    Cataloging outsourcing is the development trend of library work in colleges and universities, which saves library catalogers time, improves cataloging efficiency and strengthens core services of library, while cataloging outsourcing does not imply perfection and idealization of library cataloging work. Cataloging outsourcing is cooperation between booksellers and libraries, and there will be some unexpected factors in practical cooperation, which impacts the service quality of cataloging outsourcing and hamper its healthy development. Countermeasures were proposed in this article to the issue of the emergence of unexpected factors during cooperation.%编目外包是高校图书馆工作发展的趋势,编目外包节省了图书馆编目人员的时间,提高了编目工作效率和强化了图书馆的核心服务。由于编目外包是书商与图书馆的合作,在实际合作中会出现一些意外的因素,影响着编目外包后的服务质量,阻碍了编目外包事业的健康发展。对合作中出现意外因素的问题,本文提出解决对策。

  5. Book advertisements in Osijek’s 19th century newspapers

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    Maja Krtalić


    Full Text Available The paper investigates the promotion of books through advertising in the newspapers published in Osijek in the second half of the 19th century. From late 18th century and in the course of the 19th century’s intense developments in the publishing of newspapers and journals, advertising in this medium was one of the ways to promote books. Booksellers and publishers advertised books in newspaper ads, relying on the fact that newspapers had become a common and omnipresent medium for disseminating information. Book advertisements were evidence of the position of books in relation to other aspects of culture and society, of the approach to their promotion and, finally, of the importance of book promotion. In order to investigate how and how much book ads were present, and how Croatian books were promoted and reached the readership, the paper analyses daily and monthly publications, such as Esseker allgemeine illustrierte Zeitung from 1869, Die Drau from 1968 to 1877, and Branislav from 1878. Among the eleven different papers published in the second half of the 19th century in Osijek, these were selected for their content, as they were the first illustrated newspapers (Esseker allgemeine illustrierte Zeitung. The investigation focused on the influence of the newly emerged illustrated press and on the influence of the newspapers published in Croatian language (Branislav, as a possible tool for spreading and promotion of Croatian books. Another focus was on the influence of continued publication and on the growth of a steady readership (Die Drau. The papers were analysed with the aim to locate book advertisements which were then subjected to content analysis. Also provided is a brief overview of the book production and publication in Croatia and in Osijek at the time, and an overview of the emergence of newspapers in Osijek with a brief account of the titles selected for study in order to gain an insight into the context in which book ads appeared. It

  6. Quantitative Analysis of University Library Booksellers’ Bibliographies%图书馆中标书商征订书目质量的定量分析

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    史艳芬; 刘悦如


    It is very important of Collection quality control for the sustainable development of the library collection construction. Bookseller’s Bibliographies is an important factor affecting for the quality of library collection. The paper uses empirical research methods to quantitative analysis the four major Booksellers’ bibliographies, and chooses some aspects to comparative analysis, such as the total varieties, classiifcation varieties, the rate of new books during the month, the rate of issue books, the rate of forecast new books, the coverage of core press, etc. This paper compares and analyzes the library bibliographic quality suppliers, to seek effective strategies to improve the quality of the bookseller bibliography, so as to achieve the goal of improve the quality of Chinese book acquisition.%馆藏质量控制对图书馆馆藏建设的可持续发展具有相当重要的意义,中标书商新书征订目录是影响馆藏质量的重要因素。文章运用实证研究的方法,以图书馆中标书商的征订书目为研究样本,从书目总品种、分类品种、当月新书率、往期新书率、预告新书率、核心出版社覆盖率等方面进行对比分析,为图书馆招标挖掘优质书目供应商,寻求提高书商书目质量的有效策略,从而达到提高中文图书采购质量的目的。

  7. “Advertising War” of Fiction Market in the Late Qing Dynasty---A Case Study of Newspaper Fiction Advertisement%晚清小说市场的“广告战”--以晚清报载小说广告为中心

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    刘颖慧; 张明


    在晚清小说的市场发展过程中,此起彼伏的降价、促销活动,书局之间的竞争倾轧,以及书局与不法书商的盗版斗争,对于促进小说市场的有序化都有重要贡献。经过多次降价促销,以及盗版市场的利润瓜分,晚清小说的书价已经大大降低至老百姓能够接受的程度。这一时期小说市场的竞争一方面使得西方石印技术迅速推广,为新小说的出版传播提供了技术上的准备;另一方面,也致使小说读者群迅速扩大,为近代小说的繁荣做好了准备。%In the development of fiction market in the late Qing Dynasty, numerous price cuts, promotions, competitions among different bookstores, as well as their fights against piracy with unscrupulous booksellers have contributed greatly to the orderly fiction market.After rounds of competition, the prices of the late Qing fiction had been evidently reduced to the extent afford-able to people in general.Moreover, the fiction market competition, on the one hand, helped to promote the Western lithogra-phy technology, which provided a technical support for publishing and distributing new fiction.On the other hand, it expanded the scope of fiction readers due to its much lower prices.All above made a good preparation for the prosperity of the modern fic-tion.

  8. Reading Words and Images in the Description(s of Sir John Soane’s Museum

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    Danielle S. Willkens


    Full Text Available In the 18th and early 19th centuries, London was a city filled with cabinets of curiosity, 'lusus naturae', and bourgeoning public museums. Most of these institutions publicized their holdings through newspaper advertisements, leaflets, and self-published, descriptive catalogs that were available for purchase on-site and through booksellers. Using Soane’s Museum as a case study, this paper will move beyond historiographical analysis of individual objects in collections catalogs to probe how the museum-produced guidebooks depicted spatial arrangements. Citing examples from the 19th to twenty-first centuries, this paper will examine how the curator-produced descriptions of Soane’s Museum manipulated text and graphics to guide visitors through a constructed narrative, recreated the ephemeral experiences of the museum, and advertise the site’s unparalleled union of painting, sculpture, and architecture to audiences abroad. Soane’s 'Description of the House and Museum, on the North Side of Lincoln‘s Inn-Fields, the Residence of Sir John Soane' (privately printed 1830, 1832; revised 1835 paired spatial narratives with the architectural language of orthographic projection and perspective engravings. His 'Description' set forth an agenda about the museum’s arrangement and established a compositional strategy for subsequent editions of the guidebook, renamed the 'General Description' in the editions printed between 1840 and 1930 then rebranded as the 'New Description' by Summerson in 1955. Through the study of the changing written and visual language published in the guides by the curators of Soane’s Museum, this article will examine the changing character of the visitor experience at the museum and question the form of future editions.

  9. Editorial

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    Zoran Velagić


    Full Text Available This issue of Libellarium features papers based on the presentations from the 2nd Publishing trends and contexts conference which took place in Pula, Croatia, on 8-9 December 2014. All papers were subject to evaluation and classification by two independent reviewers, according to the journal’s editorial policy. The conference gathered a group of experts from prominent European universities from England, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Slovenia and Croatia–the details are available on the conference web site: The papers published in this volume concentrate on four main problems: new possibilities for publishers, booksellers and authors caused by the introduction of digital technologies in the publishing processes, models used in the digital environment, teaching publishing at the university level, and finally, the status of publishing studies as an emerging scholarly discipline. The first part features five papers. Tom D. Wilson in E-books: the publishers’ dilemma reports on a study of publishers’ attitudes towards e-books in three countries: Sweden, Lithuania and Croatia, showing a great contrast between the rise of the e-book in English speaking countries and those of small languages. Elena Maceviciute, Birgitta Wallin and Kersti Nilsson (Book selling and e-books in Sweden address the issue of the understanding of the book-selling situation in Sweden, by answering three crucial questions: how Swedish booksellers see the impact of e-books on their business, how and why they adopt and develop e-book sales, and what they perceive as barriers to e-book selling. Interestingly, the results have shown that the Swedish booksellers do not feel their business is threatened by e-books. In E-book aggregators: new services in electronic publishing Tomislav Jakopec investigates e-book aggregators as new services in electronic publishing, showing that e-book aggregation exists


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    Andreja Zubac


    Full Text Available AbstractPurpose: The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of research on the presence of the electronic book on the book market, its trends and developments as well as point towards the difficulties faced by all professions related to it in the countries of the European Community.Methodology / approach: This paper analyzes the domestic and foreign literature and explores the websites of companies that operate with e-books in order to get an overview of the actual state of business operations in the states mentioned in the text.Results: The emergence of the first online bookstores in the United States in the 20th century paved the way for the electronic book to enter the online market. Today, the e-book is an integral part of publishing, book trade and library activities worldwide. Economic indicators testify to a constant growth of revenues from the sale of electronic books on the book market and technology in the U.S. and Europe. This paper provides an explanation of the term electronic book and indicates the interest of many countries for its acquisition and application in order to keep up with the technological demands of the market.Research restrictions: E-book trends and business operations related to them are constantly changing. In terms of librarianship, this is most visible in public libraries as both one of the customers and as later distributors of e-books to users. In their business, new models constantly emerge together with their combinations and approaches to offering these new media.The originality: The issue of business operations in relation to the e-book is interesting to young people, libraries, publishers, authors, booksellers, etc.Contribution: This paper provides an overview of the most recent situation on the e-book market and can serve as the basis of some future researches.

  11. La satisfacción de uso de los dispositivos e-reader en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios españoles

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    Navarro-Molina, Carolina


    Full Text Available The use of scholarly electronic books is still limited in the context of universities, due to the users’ need to spend a longer time reading and the existence of usability and interface design problems. This work will assess users’ satisfaction with e-readers, the most frequent type of readings done on them, and the level of users’ knowledge, use and satisfaction with the university libraries’ digital collections. To this end, a digital survey was developed and sent to students of those public universities in Spain that offered a degree in Information Sciences during the academic year 2012-2013. Results show that, in spite of the extended use of e-readers, the computer is still the most used device for reading and consulting scholarly electronic books.El consumo de libros científicos electrónicos es aún muy reducido en el ámbito universitario, debido en parte a la necesidad de realizar una lectura de trabajo durante más tiempo y a problemas de usabilidad y de diseño de las interfaces. En este trabajo se aborda el grado de satisfacción de uso del e-reader, el tipo de lecturas que se realizan en estos dispositivos y el nivel de conocimiento, uso y satisfacción con la colección digital de las bibliotecas universitarias. Para ello se ha realizado una encuesta digital dirigida a estudiantes de las universidades públicas españolas que durante el curso 2012-2013 impartieron docencia en el Grado de Información y Documentación. Los resultados muestran que pese a que el uso del e-reader está muy extendido, el ordenador sigue siendo el dispositivo más empleado para la lectura y consulta del libro científico digital.

  12. 圖書線上資訊交換標準之探究 A Study of ONIX for Books

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    Ho-Chin Chen


    Full Text Available 由於網路購書的與起,出版社與批發商、零售商、書店之間,為了圖書資訊的快遠流通,越來越需要通用標準,ONIX圖書線上資訊交換標準遂應運而生。與另一電子書標準OeBF相比,OeBF著墨於電子書內容的標準規範,而ONIX則強調於資料的著錄與交換。本文即從ONIX的起源開始,介紹ONlX標準的發展與現況,並觀察圖書館界對此標準的反應。目前ONIX已成為出版社與網路書店間的溝通橋樑,並已完成ONIX與MARC間的對應,未來若能解決ONIX轉換成MARC而缺少權威控制的問題,將可簡化圖書館技術工作的負荷,並豐富書目記錄的內容。Since the Internet has grown as a popular place to buy books, the publishers need badly a standard format that can use to distribute electronic information about their books to wholesale and retail booksellers, and anyone else involved in the sale of books. ONIX,stands for Online Information eXchange, is one of such standard formats. This article describes the background and development of ONIX, also explores the library's role in the mapping from ONIX to MARC.

  13. Grondslagen van verandering. Assimilatie en differentiatie van het Antwerpse boekbedrijf in de tweede helft van de zeventiende eeuw

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    Gerrit Verhoeven


    Full Text Available The foundations of change. Integration and diversification in the Antwerp book trade during the second half of the seventeenth centuryWar, ruthless international competition, high import and export duties on books, and unforeseeable changes in the taste of readers all posed a serious threat to the survival of the book trade in the Southern Netherlands during the late seventeenth century. Nevertheless, some Brabantine printers not only survived the crisis they even managed to prosper. This article provides additional insights into the survival strategies adopted at the time based on material from the archives of Balthazar II Moretus’ Officina Plantiniana and the medium-sized publishing house of Hieronymus III Verdussen. Although both entrepreneurs reacted to the crisis by imposing harsh reforms, restructuring, and implementing innovative techniques such as sale on approval, their actual management choices differed greatly. The Officina Plantiniana focused more on the industrial component by opting for large-scale printing. Moretus cut back deliveries to smaller markets and dealers and concentrated on the major booksellers instead as they were able to order in bulk and resell the books to their smaller colleagues which meant that he no longer had to pay for transport and marketing. Moretus also abandoned the inefficient barter system and insisted upon cash payments so that he no longer had to take on books with a limited market value. Verdussen on the other hand followed a completely different path and seemed to renounce printing. He outsourced more and more printing work to jobbing printers in Germany or the United Provinces, thereby externalizing the risk of overstocking or losing out due to a drop in demand. By cultivating a number of advantageous alliances, Verdussen was also able to drastically reduce his custom and transport costs. As the registers of their guild reveals, in order to survive the crisis the majority of publishers in Antwerp

  14. De Paris à Lyon. Les mutations éditoriales du «Lancelot du Lac»

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    Full Text Available Lancelot du Lac est le premier roman arthurien imprimé à la Renais­sance. Dans sa première édition parue en 1488, qui réunit deux imprimeurs (Jean Le Bourgeois à Rouen et Jean Du Pré à Paris, un découpage et un prologue inédits sont ajoutés par le remanieur. Le texte sera réédité six fois par divers imprimeurs-libraires parisiens jusqu’en 1533. L’édition de luxe d’Antoine Vérard (1494, destinée au roi Charles VIII, présente d’importantes modifications effectuées dans un but commercial. Après une longue période d’accalmie qui signe le début du déclin de la vogue des romans de chevalerie médiévaux, Benoît Rigaud publie à Lyon, sous une forme considérablement abrégée, la dernière édition connue du Lancelot au XVIe siècle (1591. Si elle ne présente que peu d’intérêt littéraire, elle apporte cependant des informations concernant les pratiques éditoriales et les goûts du  lecteur de la fin du XVIe siècle. De Paris à Lyon, entre renaissance et déclin, le parcours éditorial d’un incontournable roman arthurien.Lancelot du Lac is the editio princeps of an Arthurian romance in Renaissance France. The first edition in 1488, which brings together two printers (Jean Le Bourgeois from Rouen and Jean Du Pré from Paris, offers original arrangement and prologue added by the compositor. The text will be published six times by various printers and booksellers in Paris until 1533. The luxurious edition from Antoine Vérard (1494 dedicated to King Charles VIII provides interesting transformations in commercial purposes. After a long time without edition, showing the beginning of chivalry literature’s decline, Benoît Rigaud publish in Lyon, in a greatly abbreviated form, the last known edition of Lancelot in the XVIth century (1591. If it presents no literary interest, it provides nevertheless informations about editorial practices and reader’s tastes from the end of Renaissance France. From Paris to

  15. Una Haġadá sefardí burlesca de Purim: Edición y estudio

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    Full Text Available This comparative study provides a detailed analysis of two Purim texts that parody the Passover Hagadah. The original Hebrew-Aramaic text, Haġadá lelel šikorim, by Hirsch Sommerhausen (Niederwehren, Bavaria, 1781 – Brussels 1853, was first published Lemberg in 1847. The second, which was derived from the first is Haġadá šel Purim (Jerusalem 1894, published by the Jerusalem bookseller Šelomó Yisrael Šereślí and translated into Judeo-Spanish by Ben-Ŝiyón Taragán. The texts, dedicated to Purim, without any special satirical intention provide a parody exalting wine above all other alcoholic beverages. The analysis presents an edited study of the second text with references to the original text and specifically highlights variations between the two.En el presente artículo se edita y estudia el texto hebreo-arameo y judeoespañol de la llamada Haġadá šel Purim (Jerusalén 1894, publicada por el librero de Jerusalén Šelomó Yisrael Šereślí y traducida al judeoespañol por Ben-Ŝiyón Taragán, y se lleva a cabo la comparación in extenso de tal versión con la de su original hebreo-arameo: la llamada Haġadá lelel šikorim, de Hirsch Sommerhausen (Niederwehren, Baviera, 1781 – Bruselas 1853, publicada por primera vez en Lemberg en 1847. Se trata de una parodia de la Haġadá de Pésaḥ dedicada a la festividad de Purim, en la cual, sin ninguna especial intención satírica y sólo paródica, se hace una magnífica exaltación del vino frente a todas las demás bebidas alcohólicas.

  16. Textual Research on the Editions' Origin and Circulation of Yizong Baojing (Master's Precious Mirror of Medicine)%《医宗宝镜》版本源流考辨

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    王涛; 朱德明


    [Objective] Make textual research on the version origin of Yizong Baojing. [Method] Take the Lingyunlou carving copy of Yizong Baojing in Jiaqing Wuwu year(1798) of Qing Dynasty as the master copy, and lithographic copy of Shanghai Feiying Publishing House in the end of Qing Dynasty as the main checked copy, in the same time, take lithographic copies of Shanghai Wenruilou and Shanghai Jinzhang Publishing House in Minguo Times as reference copies, make careful investigation to many wondering points on version origin of the book, point out the problems and make serious comparison and analysis.[Result]Yizong Baojing was firstly carved in Jiaqing Wuwu year 3(1798) of Qing Dynasty, and published by Lingyunlou, thus came the Lingyunlou carving copy in Jiaqing Wuwu year(1798) of Qing Dynasty; to the end of Qing Dynasty, it was issued lithographical y by Shanghai Feiying Publishing House referring to the primary carving copy, then published by Shanghai Wenruilou, i.e. the lithographic copy of Shanghai Feiying Publishing House. This book is combined by many predecessors'medical books, very possibly from booksel ers or merchant of literature.[Conclusion]The study on the version origin of Yizong Baojing offers basic foundation for offspring's col ecting and studying the book, helpful to ancient TCM books protection and u-tilization, as wel as the development of TCM undertaking.%[目的]对《医宗宝镜》的版本源流情况进行考证。[方法]以《医宗宝镜》“清嘉庆三年戊午(1798)凌云楼刻本”为底本,以“清末上海蜚英书局石印本”为主校本,同时以“民国上海文瑞楼石印本”及“民国上海锦章书局石印本”为参校本,对该书版本源流情况的诸多疑惑之处进行认真调研,指出尚存问题,并认真比较分析。[结果]《医宗宝镜》初刻于清嘉庆三年戊午(1798),由凌云楼梓行,是为“清嘉庆三年戊午(1798)凌云楼刻本”;至清末先由上海蜚

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    behaviour emerging from this study, will be of interest to publishers, booksellers and libraries.