ERIC Number: ED257442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
An Economic Assessment of Electronic Text. Report Number Six of the Electronic Text Report Series.
This report outlines economic components that will eventually contribute to large models of electronic text services in institutions of higher education, and provides a simple and practical assessment of economic issues associated with electronic text for college administrators, faculty, and planners. This assessment constitutes a layman's guide to equipment costs, staffing, production timetables, and cost recovery options for a range of electronic text services. Readers can build a model for services in a particular higher education environment by using the data provided here and reworking them in the context of a specific higher education institution. The report is based on several sources of data, including a survey of electronic text managers in the commercial and nonprofit sections; a survey of college students in three states dealing with their media habits, access to personal computers, and plans to purchase new technologies in the near future; an aggregation of electronic text industry cost and pricing data; and a secondary analysis of survey data collected by other researchers on the uses of new technologies in colleges. (THC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Electronic Text Consortium.