ERIC Number: ED259698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Staffing and Training Requirements for Electronic Text Production. Report Number Seven of the Electronic Text Report Series.
Carey, John; Enerson, Meryl
Based on the responses to a survey sent to 23 electronic text managers, this report provides information on the staffing and training requirements associated with the production of electronic text materials. It is directed primarily towards those in higher education and the nonprofit community, including local colleges, public television stations, and community groups, who seek to offer an electronic text service or create materials that will be carried by an electronic text service. The focus of the report is a series of practical issues related to the hiring, training, and management of a production staff, and the report itself is divided into five sections. Section 1 gives an introduction and general overview to the report; Section 2 discusses hiring and training a staff: what to look for in the backgrounds of potential writer-editors or graphic artists; how to approach the training process; and time required to train staff. Section 3 describes types of electronic text services or production jobs and appropriate staff categories for a production team working in these alternative situations. Section 4 addresses the use of time: planning a production schedule; team coordination; and time required for specific tasks. Section 5 provides a concluding discussion of general lessons and production tips offered by respondents to the survey. Additional readings are suggested in the appendix. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Electronic Text Consortium.
Authoring Institution: Greystone Communications, San Diego, CA.