Training in computer assisted publication

LFIAL9012  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Training in computer assisted publication
5.0 credits

Comanne Olivier (coordinator) ;
Main themes

In this training course the student confronts the concrete realities of the editing trade. It is the logical prolongation of course LCLIB 2001 for students following the Professional Focus in Library studies. It allows the student to acquire mastery of professional page setting programmes and apply certain concepts studied in the context of theoretical courses.


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    This training course develops the student's familiarity with the publishing trade via mastery of page setting and editing. At the end of the training course, the student should be able to use a computer assisted publication instrument (CA) and be able to publish an original document (reflection on the guidelines, conceiving the model, acquisition of texts and images, page setting, production of PDF, etc.).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


4 lessons (of 2 hours) on InDesign software given between November and December. Then two individual meetings to discuss the project: one in February, the other in April.

Teaching methods

Computer room sessions (4x 2 hours)

Evaluation methods

Carrying out of a own layout work (a book, a magazine, ...) about twenty pages minimum, from the design to the printing and binding, + a report of 2-3 pages on the editorial, graphic and copyright management choices. This work is due in May / August

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures