WSU LIBRARIES SURVEY ON ELECTRONIC AND PRINT COLLECTIONS

For Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants

Please fill out and submit this survey by May 9, 2003

Welcome to the WSU Libraries Survey on Electronic and Print Collections for faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.  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 results of this survey will be posted on the WSU Libraries' Web site. Please forward any questions or additional comments to Kathy-Downes, Interim Dean of Libraries or 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.
     

(To print a copy of the survey, click here for PDF version.  If you are a WSU student, click here for the Student Survey.)

DEMOGRAPHICS

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

2. Are you a:  (Required)
Faculty member
Staff member
Graduate assistant
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 5,
with 5 highest:
 (Required)   

                    
(Lowest)          

Print

(Highest) 

(Lowest)

Electronic

(Highest)      

Journals  1      2       3      4       1      2       3      4     
Books/Monographs  1      2       3      4      5  1      2       3      4     
Government Documents  1      2        3      4      1      2       3      4     
Reference Works  1     2        3      4       1      2       3      4     
Conference Proceedings  1     2        3      4       1      2       3      4     
Periodical Indexes  1     2        3      4       1      2       3      4     

4. In general, would you support canceling print subscriptions in your discipline to maintain or add electronic access?
(Required)  Yes   No   Undecided 


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


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



PRINT JOURNALS

7.What are the 5 most important print journals that you use for teaching?


8.What are the 5 most important print journals that you use for research?


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.What are the 5 most important e-journals that you use for teaching?


12.What are the 5 most important e-journals that you use for research?


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

14. Once you locate e-journals, how do you use them: (check all that apply)
      Search for specific, cited article
Scan latest issue for articles
Scan tables of contents of issues
Search for specific subject or author
Read preprints on journal web site
Set up SDI/personal alert service
Other

15. What electronic journal packages have you used? (check all that apply)
EbscoHost EJS
IEEE All Society Periodicals
JSTOR
Kluwer Online
Project Muse
Synergy (Blackwell Science)
Wiley Interscience
Other

OTHER QUESTIONS RELATED TO ELECTRONIC ACCESS

16. 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

17. Rate the importance to you of the following on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 highest:
                                                                     

(Lowest)

(Highest)

Electronic Databases 1   2   3    4   5
WSU Libraries Online Catalog 1   2   3    4   5
E-Journals 1   2   3    4   5
Electronic Reserves 1   2   3    4   5
Data Sources such as ICPSR 1   2   3    4   5
Preprint Servers 1   2   3    4   5
Table of Contents Alert Services 1   2   3    4   5

18. Please rate the importance to you of the following on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 highest:
                                                                       

(Lowest)

(Highest)

Full-text access to older journal issues 1   2   3    4   5
Full-text access to current journal issues 1   2   3    4   5
Maintaining quality of book collections 1   2   3    4   5
PDF as full-text option 1   2   3    4   5
Clarity of detail in full-text 1   2   3    4   5
Color in full-text 1   2   3    4   5
Desktop delivery of articles via Interlibrary Loan 1   2   3    4   5

19. If your department or program has an established distance education program, would you support cutting back other resources in your discipline to add electronic access for distance education students?
Yes     No   Undecided     we do not have a distance education program


20a. Should the library provide access to digital scholarship created by WSU faculty and students and not formally published elsewhere, e.g. technical reports, dissertations and theses, working papers, etc.? 
Yes  No   Undecided

20b. Do you have access to unpublished materials that you would like to see digitized and made available through a centralized digital repository on campus?    Yes  No


DOCUMENT DELIVERY

21. 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

22. Are you satisfied with traditional Interlibrary Loan as the primary delivery method for journal articles, conference proceedings, etc. not held by WSU Libraries?   Yes   No




23. Would you like desktop delivery of articles, conference proceedings, etc. that you request through Interlibrary Loan in PDF format?  Yes   No   Undecided

24. If the Libraries provided a desktop online document delivery service for articles, conference proceedings, etc. which type of service would you prefer? (Check one)
traditional Interlibrary Loan request with desktop delivery via email or Web page
request made directly online to document delivery service, but mediated for payment by Library
unmediated request made directly online to document delivery service with automatic charge to library account, e.g. EbscoDoc, CARL Uncover
not interested in desktop delivery

25. Which online document delivery services are you familiar with or have you used in the past?
    EbscoDOC
CARL Uncover
FirstSearch
Compendex/Linda Hall Document Delivery
None
Other 

26. In general, if funding were limited, would you support canceling print subscriptions in your discipline to add funding for unmediated, desktop delivery of journal articles through a document delivery service? Yes No 


OTHER RESOURCES   

27. Rate the importance of the following resources in your discipline on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 highest:

                                   

(Lowest)

(Highest) 

Maps 1   2   3    4   5
Microfilm collections 1   2   3    4   5
Sound recordings in CD format 1   2   3    4   5
Sound recordings in DVD format 1   2   3    4   5
Special Collections 1   2   3    4   5
Video recordings in DVD format 1   2   3    4   5
Video recordings in VHS format 1   2   3    4   5

28. Please feel free to submit other comments.


THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY!

           

 

Prepared by the WSU Libraries Collections Task Force, March 2003