Publications (cultural heritage)

 21 February 2011

Publications staff officers in the cultural heritage sector are responsible for all the publication material designed and produced by an organisation.

They will carry out a range of duties, such as:

  • Designing and producing publicity materials, marketing literature, guides and educational books
  • Producing exhibition catalogues
  • Ensuring their work meets a house style which is accessible to the target audience
  • Using language in an appropriate manner. They may also need to translate into different language
  • Maximising audience engagement and accessibility. They may work with interpretation staff or curatorial staff to do this
  • Creating interactive products such as websites, CDs and DVDs. In these cases sound, video and animation can all be utilised in the process.

The end products have a variety of different uses. They include:

  • Guidebooks, specialist publications, catalogues
  • Advertising and marketing material
  • Online learning materials
  • Websites
  • Online communities and intranet systems
  • Public information and educational resources.

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