ERIC Number: ED211131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
San Diego Community College District Reprographic Services Study.
In 1981 a study was conducted at the San Diego Community College District to: (1) identify the types and quantity of internal reprographic services currently being provided in the District; (2) identify the types of services for which the District was contracting with outside printers; (3) provide an inventory of reprographic equipment in the District; (4) establish definitions of terms such as "instructional support" and "administrative reprographics"; (5) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the District's reprographic expenditures; and (6) provide alternatives or recommendations. The study's methodology included interviews with all District reproduction supervisors, all educational center instructors, and various administrators; surveys of in-house production work; analyses of contracting techniques and costs; and comparisons with other local educational facilities. The study revealed that the District's use of reprographic services was not cost-effective: machines were not used to full capacity; equipment operators lacked the knowledge to effectively use the machines; request forms were not standardized; outside vendors were being used when in-house facilities could have been used more cheaply; and more space and more effective equipment were needed. The study report provides detailed findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Appendices outline three alternatives for reorganizing the District's reproduction services, define terms, illustrate forms, and present relevant sections of the Education Code. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA.
Note: Conducted for Chancellor Peed. Several Pages may not reproduce clearly because of small or light print.