Heritage: a publishing project

The author begins by looking back at the historical expansion and development of the field of paper-based heritage as a way of exploring its legibility, particularly in relation to public access to reading matter, and its place in a competitive multicultural information society. Given the new contradictions that have arisen in heritage promotion in a context profoundly modified by digitisation and the internet, libraries are increasingly turning to publishing rather than simply building collections. Library publishing opens a whole range of unexpected new perspectives.