The Design and Printing of Library Exhibition Catalogues

GREER ALLEN

Abstract

Purpose, readers’ expectations, project feasibility and standards are the four concerns central to the planning of library exhibition catalogues. If these four are addressed successfully, other issues remain incidental. If there is shortfall in any one of these critical zones, no amount of manipulation of the peripherals can disguise the publication’s weakness.


PURPOSE


“What is this all about?” rises to the mind of the potential reader of any publication. Now, the librarian coordinating the project—in order to make the catalogue’s purpose clear to the reader—must first, of course, answer that question. The choice of valid purposes is broad. Indeed, a catalogue . . .

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