Interested in the state of print and electronic publications in higher education? Take this online survey now!

January 29th, 2009 Karine Joly 2 Comments

In the summer of 2007, I created a survey about the state of print and electronic publications in higher education. At that time, more than 200 institutions took the time to complete this survey.

Later, I produced a 5-page executive summary PDF file presenting the main results and wrote a column “Demand Print or Print On-Demand,” published in October 2007 in University Business.

Last week, I was interviewed about the digital future of alum magazines for an article to be published in the March issue of CASE Currents, and as I was discussing best practices, I realized that this topic has never been THAT timely.

With the current budget crisis accelerating the shift from print to electronic when it comes to higher ed publications, I think it’s time to find out how things have changed over the past year and half.

This is the reason why I’ve put together an updated version of this previous short online survey to get a better idea of the state of print and electronic publications in higher education and the impact of the economy downturn on the gone-digital-going-paperless trend.

The results of this survey will be used for a research I’m conducting, a subsequent white paper and depending on the results for a future University Business column.

My goal is to assess how the Web and other electronic media (email, blog, RSS, etc.) are used in universities and colleges as complements or replacements for print publications.

This online survey has only 20 questions. It should take you 3 to 4 minutes to fill it out. The data you provide will only be used for its statistical interest.

publication survey

If you include your name and email address at the end of the survey (although this isn’t mandatory), you’ll get a chance to win one of the 2 free passes to be drawn among responders for a future webinar series from Higher Ed Experts, a way for me to thank you for your participation.

So, please take 3 minutes now to do this survey!

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