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ERIC Number: ED355923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Technology on the High School Media Center Budget.
Kurk, Gayle
Annual high school media center expenditures in Georgia were analyzed to determine what portions of the budget were being spent on print, non-print, and technology resources by high school media specialists. A 5-part 13-item questionnaire was developed as a data-gathering instrument. The questionnaire was distributed to all high school media specialists in five counties near Atlanta (Georgia). Seventy-seven percent (i.e., 56) of the 72 surveys sent out were returned. The questionnaire covered annual budget, print, and non-print expenditures and the use of technology. The findings were analyzed using descriptive statistics at the Georgia State University Research Center. Atlanta area schools spent 30 to 40 percent of their budgets on book resources, 16 to 47 percent on non-print resources, and 15-30 percent on technology resources. The study also found that 80 percent of the schools surveyed were using technology to access information. Book and print expenditures command the greater portion of the annual budget, but technology access to information is being used by most schools surveyed in the Atlanta area. Thirteen tables present study findings. The appendixes contain the cover letters and the questionnaire. (Contains 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia