The purpose of this project was to design and develop a prototype for an AIDS Print Media Resource Directory which catalogs AIDS related print media produced and distributed by the various social service agencies of Monroe County, New York. The prototype directory centralizes AIDS print media into a single re source directory considering the following factors: user population, print specifications, agency producer, year produced, availability and location of producer. The project considers expansion of the directory to a state and national level. The directory, if published, would benefit the social service agencies of Monroe County as well as individuals in need of AIDS print media for the following reasons: 1) research efficiency and organization, 2) elimination of duplicated print media information and 3) education regarding AIDS. AIDS print media was collected from the social service agencies of Mon roe County, New York. Various design styles, of the print media collected, were selected such as posters, brochures, and newsletters. A code system was developed to catalog the print media pieces. A page layout grid and typographic specifications were designed to develop an efficient and organized AIDS Print Media Resource Directory. Selected AIDS print media pieces were used to develop the prototype directory using the code system, page layout grid and type specifications. The directory prototype was distributed for evaluation.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Desktop publishing; Book design; AIDS (Disease)--Bibliography; AIDS (Disease)--Information services--New York (State)--Monroe County--Directories
Department, Program, or Center
School of Print Media (CIAS)
Galli, Joseph, "AIDS print media resource directory: A Prototype for the centralization of AIDS print media in Monroe County, New York" (1995). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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