ERIC Number: ED225599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Publishers' Opinions about Book Paper. Report of a Survey for the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity.
This paper presents the findings of a 1982 survey of members of the Association of American University Presses and other American book publishing firms with a net worth of of $500,000 or more. A low survey response rate of 25 percent is noted. Survey findings are reported as follows: (1) acid-free paper is used by 65 percent of respondents; (2) of university presses, 85 percent seriously consider preservation in production decisions, but only 39 percent of the other publishers do so; (3) only 25 percent of respondents use groundwood paper; (4) acid-free paper is considered less expensive than other paper by 57 percent of respondents; (5) a willingness to identify the use of acid-free paper in a statement on copyright pages is indicated by 61 percent of publishers; and (6) only 32 percent of respondents say that a report on book papers in the May 29, 1981, Publishers' Weekly influenced their thinking on acid-free paper or introduced the subject to them for the first time. Ten tables of data, four references, a summary of findings, lists of comments received, and a sample survey questionnaire and cover letter are provided. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.