2006 WSU LIBRARIES SURVEY ON ELECTRONIC AND PRINT COLLECTION

For WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students

Please fill out and submit this survey by Feb 15th, 2006

Welcome to the WSU Libraries Survey on Electronic and Print Collections for WSU affiliated users.  We would like your feedback on 1) the importance of print and electronic formats for journals and other resources and 2) how you access and use electronic resources. We hope that you will take the approximately 10 minutes needed to fill out this online survey. Your responses will help guide the Librariesí review of how we provide information resources to faculty and students in all disciplines.

The 2006 survey is a revised version of the 2003 survey. The results the survey conducted in 2003 are posted on the WSU Libraries' Web site. The 2006 survey results will also be posted. Please forward any questions or additional comments to Cathy Moore-Jansen, Coordinator of Collection Development.

Important: You will not be identified in any way with the information obtained from the survey. You are under no obligation to participate in this study. Completion of this survey online will be taken as evidence that you have read the information provided above, have voluntarily decided to participate, and consent to having your responses included in the survey. Please feel free to print a copy of this statement for your records.
     

DEMOGRAPHICS

1. What academic department/major/program are you in?   (Required) 

2. Are you a:  (Required)
Faculty
Staff
Graduate student
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Other
                 
                                                       
IMPORTANCE OF PRINT AND ELECTRONIC ACCESS

3. Rate the importance of print and electronic access for these resources in your discipline on a scale of 1 to 3,
with 3 highest:
 (Required)   

 

Print

Electronic

Journals

Low     1      2     3 High    

 Low    1      2    3 High  

Books/Monographs

   1      2      3     

                1      2     3             
4. Would you support canceling print subscriptions in your discipline to maintain or add electronic access?
(Required)  Yes   No   Undecided (please explain why under "Comments")


5. Would you support a reduction in the monograph/books budget in your discipline to help fund journals?
(Required)   Yes   No    Undecided (please explain why under "Comments")


6. If funding were limited and only one of the following options were available for journals in your
discipline, which would you prefer?
(Required)
   Print Only     Electronic Only  




7. Would you support reducing other materials in your discipline to provide electronic access for students taking online courses?
(Required)
Yes   No   Undecided  (please explain why under "Comments")

PRINT JOURNALS

8a. Do you use print journals?  Yes            No

8b. If so, how frequently?    Daily  Weekly Monthly 

9. How do you find articles in print journals: (check all that apply)

      Browsing current issues in the Current Periodicals area
Browsing back issues in the general stacks
Browsing issues in a departmental library
Personal subscription(s)
From cited references in other articles, bibliographies, etc.
From citations in electronic databases
Other

ELECTRONIC JOURNALS (E-JOURNALS)

10a. Do you use e-journals?  Yes            No

10b. If so, how frequently?    Daily  Weekly Monthly 
    


11. How do you usually locate and access e-journals: (check all that apply)
      a. Links from WSU Libraries Online Catalog
b. Library e-journal web pages (alphabetical and/or subject)
c. Links from electronic databases
d. Personal subscription(s)
e. Publisher web sites
f. Google
g. Other
Which of the above methods do you use most frequently?
(give letter)    

12. Once you access e-journals, how do you use them: (check all that apply)
      Search for specific, cited articles
Scan latest/current issues
Scan tables of contents of issues
Search by specific subject or author
Set up SDI/personal alert service
Other

ELECTRONIC BOOKS (E-BOOKS)

13a. Do you use e-books?  Yes            No

13b. If so, how frequently?  Daily  Weekly Monthly 
    


14. How do you usually access e-books: (check all that apply)
      a. Links from WSU Libraries Online Catalog
b. E-book web pages (netLibrary, ACLS History E-Book Project, Knovel, etc.)
c. Google
d. Links from electronic databases
e. Other
Which of the above methods do you use most frequently?
(give letter)    

OTHER QUESTIONS RELATED TO ELECTRONIC ACCESS

15. From what location do you make your greatest use of electronic resources?

Ablah Library (main library)
Music Library
Chemistry Library
On campus office or residence
Off campus office or residence in Wichita
Remote access from location outside Wichita

16. Rate the importance to you of the following on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 highest:
Electronic Databases Low 1   2   3 High
WSU Libraries Online Catalog 1   2   3   
Preprint Servers or Eprint Servers 1   2   3   

17. Please rate the importance to you of the following on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 highest:
Full-text access to older journal issues / back files Low 1   2   3 High
Full-text access to current journal issues 1   2   3  
Maintaining quality of book collections 1   2   3  
PDF as full-text option 1   2   3  

DOCUMENT DELIVERY

18. WSU has recently implemented an Interlibrary Loan patron interface called ILLiad for faculty, staff, and students. Have you used ILLiad?   Yes   No Not familiar with ILLiad
 

19. How often do you submit Interlibrary Loan requests for materials not held by WSU Libraries?

   Several times a week
Several times a month
A few times during a semester
Once in a while
Never

20. ILLiad uses desktop delivery of articles in PDF format via email or Web page. Are you satisfied with this service?
   Yes   No Not familiar with ILLiad




21. WSU has also implemented an electronic document delivery and table of contents service for faculty and staff called Infotrieve. Have you used this service?  Yes   No   Not familiar with Infotrieve Not faculty or staff
 

22. How often do you requests articles via Infotrieve?

   Several times a week
Several times a month
A few times during a semester
Once in a while
Never
Not faculty or staff

23. If funding were limited, would you support canceling print subscriptions in your discipline to expand funding for desktop delivery through Infotrieve? Yes No  Undecided Not familiar with Infotrieve  Not faculty or staff


24. Please feel free to submit other comments.


THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY!

           

 

The 2006 Survey was prepared by Cathy Moore-Jansen, WSU Library
 and Judith A. Wolfe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, November 2005