Electronic Publishing
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Elektrooniline kirjastamine
Course title in English
Electronic Publishing
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create presuppositions for acquiring knowledge on the forms of electronic publishing, different types of electronic publications, about the formats and standards in electronic publishing; the content management systems used for publishing electronic publications
To support the acquiring of practical competence for publishing different web publications
Brief description of the course
The concept of e-publishing. Electronic publications, their types and features. The impact of electronic publishing on reading.
The formats and standards of electronic publications (text, graphics, multimedia). Software and hardware for reading e-books, E-paper and e-ink.
Copyright in the electronic environment. Open Access. Open content licences.
The creation of an electronic publication with MS Word or MS Publisher and its conversion to pdf or ePub. The creation of an electronic publication The web-based e-publishing platforms.
Web 2.0 as publishing environment. The features of reading and writing on the web. Content management systems for creating websites, blogs and wikis.
Marketing and sales of an e-publication.
Independent work
Practical assignments include the comparison of different content management systems, the creation and publishing of an e-book on the web, creation of a website, blog or wiki with a web content management system.
Learning outcomes in the course
At the completion of the course the student:
knows the different forms of electronic publishing, their specific features and options of usage
is able to consider legal and ethical aspects of e-publishing
orients among the different modern publishing options including Web 2.0
is able to publish a web publication
Assessment methods
The student has passed the course when all practical assignments have been presented and accepted
dots Aile Möldre
Replacement literature
Collins, R. F. (2013). Editing across media : content and process for print and online publication. Jefferson (N.C.) ; London : McFarland.
Cordon-Garcia, J.-A., Alonso-Arevalo, J. et al. (2013). Social Reading. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
Efroni, Z. (2011). Access-right : the future of digital copyright law. New York; Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Jones, C., Jewell, D. (2013). 100 ways to publish and sell your own e-book - and make it a bestseller. London : How To Books.
Price, K., Havergal, V. (ed). (2011). E-books in libraries : a practical guide. London : Facet Publishing.