Frank Cost, Associate Dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology and co-director of the RIT Printing Industry Center, has often wished for a small,... More > fun-to-read book to give to people who were thinking about the world of print for the first time. Most of the available introductory books concentrate heavily on the technology, but say little about how people actually use print, let alone why. "The New Medium of Print" is a new kind of book: it provides an introduction to the underlying systems for the creation and distribution of print, as well as an exploration of its many and varied contemporary uses. (Download the preview to see the full table of contents, the preface, and the introduction.)< Less
The evolution of Eastman Kodak Company’s pension investment program from the inception of its pension plan in 1928 through 2004.
The author, Russell L. (“Rusty”) Olson, a... More > consultant on institutional investing, retired in 2000 as director of pension investments, worldwide, for Eastman Kodak Company. Olson had overseen Kodak’s pension funds since 1972. Over the 1980s and 1990s (and through 2004) Kodak’s pension fund was one of the best performing pension funds in the United States. Kodak made contributions to its pension fund in only two of the 22 years, 1983-2004, and it is one of the best-funded
corporate pension plans in the country.
For more than 30 years Olson has also worked with a range of endowment funds. He was named one of America’s nine best pension officers by Institutional Investor magazine in 1987 and was Investment Management Institute’s first “Plan Sponsor of the Year” in 1993. ISBN 1-933360-01-1< Less
Philip Perkis, accomplished photographer and educator, presents the second edition of Teaching Photography, Notes Assembled—the slim, unassuming book that has been an unexpected hit in... More > photography circles. This edition features an additional chapter and is co-published by OB Press and RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, both affiliated with Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT offers one of the nation’s oldest and most-respected degree programs in photographic arts and sciences. In "Teaching Photography," Perkis draws from four decades of teaching experience at such institutions as Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, and School of Visual Arts in New York. He has distilled his knowledge into this volume of thoughts on visual perception, successful photo lesson exercises, and practical teaching advice for photography instructors. Perkis expresses his acute observations as a means of provoking discussion and inspiring the younger generation of photography students and educators. ISBN 0-9759651-1-5< Less
Dr. Cummings' book is the culmination of several years' investigation into print media distribution, drawn from primary research studies, case-studies, and in-depth expert interviews. It is the first... More > publication to comprehensively analyze each player's role in the distribution of printed product, offering workflow solutions that can provide significant advantages to print producers' business models.
Distribution is often the single largest cost factor in a printed piece, so understanding this element is as important as understanding labor costs, equipment financing, and information technology. "Print Media Distribution" is an essential resource for savvy print and transportation service providers, as well as educators who will train the next wave of the workforce in the best practices of print product delivery.