A Professional competence study in digital publishing industry

Shin Liao*, Yi Chen Pan

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This study explores what professional competencies that digital publishing industry employees must possess. The result is for traditional publishing employees' reference when they have to make changes. In this study, a literature review was conducted to collect information on the current development of digital publishing industry. Through the Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) questionnaires, this study constructs a complete competence hierarchy and indicators. At the end, conclusions were reached as follows: 1. The main occupations in the digital publishing industry are marketing planners, content writers and programmers. 2. The professional competencies people in digital publishing must possess can be categorized into 4 dimensions, 7 competence categories and 32 competence indicators. 3. Considering the demand for professional competencies in digital publishing industry, System Development Competence Dimension is weighted the most. Among competence indicators, "knowing how to encrypt digital files" is most required by digital publishing employees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-398
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Educational Media and Library Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Competence indicator
  • Digital publishing Employee
  • Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP)
  • Professional competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Information Systems
  • Archaeology
  • Library and Information Sciences


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