WSU LIBRARIES SURVEY ON ELECTRONIC AND PRINT COLLECTIONS

For Students

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

Welcome to the WSU Libraries Survey on Electronic and Print Collections for students. 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 WSU faculty, staff, or a graduate assistant, click here for the Faculty, Staff, and GA Survey.)


DEMOGRAPHICS

1. What is your Major? (Required)            Minor?

2. Are you a: (Required)  
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate student
Other
                                                       

IMPORTANCE OF PRINT AND ELECTRONIC ACCESS


3. Rate the importance of print and electronic access for these resources in your major on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 highest:   (Required) 

                    
(Lowest)          

Print

(Highest) 

(Lowest)

Electronic

(Highest)      

Journals/Magazines   1      2       3      4       1      2       3      4     
Books  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      5

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


5. Should the Libraries buy fewer books to help fund journals or magazines in your major? (Required)
Yes   No   Undecided


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


PRINT JOURNALS

7.What are the 5 most important print journals or magazines that you use for your class assignments and research projects?

              




    

8. 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)

9a. Do you use e-journals?  Yes            No

9b. If so, how frequently?    Daily  Weekly Monthly 


10.What are the 5 most important e-journals that you use for your class assignments and research projects?





11. 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)

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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
 

DOCUMENT DELIVERY

17. 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

18. 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   Never use Interlibrary Loan


19. Instead of traditional Interlibrary Loan where the article is sent to you in regular mail, would you like desktop delivery of articles in PDF format via email or Web page? Yes   No    Undecided


OTHER RESOURCES 
  

20. Rate the importance of the following resources in your major 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

21. Please feel free to submit other comments.


THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY!

           

 

Prepared by the WSU Libraries Collections Task Force, March 2003