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The purpose of this study was to discover if there were any differences among the Area Education Agencies of Iowa in printing production services. This was done by means of a questionnaire based on the amount and type of printing equipment owned and used by the AEA's, the number of personnel and the Full-Time Employee (FTE) hours of the staff, and the total number of offset printing impressions produced during the fiscal year from July 1, 1978 - June 30, 1979. The questionnaire was sent to all fifteen AEA Media Center directors in the spring of 1980, asking them to fill out the survey and return it in a prepaid, pre-addressed envelope. There was 100% response to the survey from the AEA's. The findings of the study show that there are definite differences in the areas of printing that were examined, and that all of the hypotheses of the study were accepted. The conclusion stated that although there were differences in equipment, personnel, and impressions, the study could not be used as a measure of productivity since it did not analyze all the factors involved in that question. The individuality of the AEA's was evident in printing production services, and would also be equally apparent in a comparison of the other operations of the centers.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Leah Hiland


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