13. Rate the importance of the WSU Libraries Catalog.
All Respondents

n

%

1 (lowest)

7

2.0

2

5

1.4

3

22

6.3

4

72

20.5

5 (highest)

246

69.9

Total

352

100.0

Just over 90% of all respondents rated the WSU Libraries Online Catalog as highly important (4 or 5). Only 3% gave the Online Catalog the lowest possible ratings.

 


(Count)
 
All Respondents by Academic Status

(n / %)

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Faculty

5

2

12

32

120

171

2.9

1.2

7.0

18.7

70.2

100.0

Graduate

0

2

4

19

65

90

.0

2.2

4.4

21.1

72.2

100.0

Undergraduate

0

0

2

13

34

49

.0

.0

4.1

26.5

69.4

100.0

Staff

1

1

4

8

22

36

2.8

2.8

11.1

22.2

61.1

100.0

Other

1

0

0

0

5

6

16.7

.0

.0

.0

83.3

100.0

Total

7

5

22

72

246

352

2.0

1.4

6.3

20.5

69.9

100.0

1 = (lowest)        5 = (highest)

The ratings given by each group of users to the importance of the Online Catalog were similar to the overall ratings. Again, the graduate students posted the highest percentage of 4 or 5 ratings 93%.

 

 

Faculty by Subject Division
(n / %)

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Business

1

0

1

2

13

17

5.9

.0

5.9

11.8

76.5

100.0

Education

0

0

2

3

12

17

.0

.0

11.8

17.6

70.6

100.0

Engineering

0

0

2

4

11

17

.0

.0

11.8

23.5

64.7

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

0

3

12

15

.0

.0

.0

20.0

80.0

100.0

Health Sciences

0

0

0

5

11

16

.0

.0

.0

31.3

68.8

100.0

Humanities

1

1

0

3

15

20

5.0

5.0

.0

15.0

75.0

100.0

Sciences

0

1

4

8

17

30

.0

3.3

13.3

26.7

56.7

100.0

Social Sciences

2

0

2

4

21

29

6.9

.0

6.9

13.8

72.4

100.0

Library

0

0

0

0

8

8

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Other

1

0

1

0

0

2

50.0

.0

50.0

.0

.0

100.0

Total

5

2

12

32

120

171

2.9

1.2

7.0

18.7

70.2

100.0

1 = (lowest)        5 = (highest)

 

 

Generally, the faculty respondents gave high ratings to the importance of the Online Catalog again 88% with responses of either a 4 or a 5. Results were fairly consistent across the disciplines. Again, there seems to be more of a ratings spread among faculty in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

 
Graduate Students by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Business

0

0

0

1

4

5

.0

.0

.0

20.0

80.0

100.0

Education

0

1

1

4

14

20

.0

5.0

5.0

20.0

70.0

100.0

Engineering

0

0

0

2

11

13

.0

.0

.0

15.4

84.6

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

0

0

6

6

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Health Sciences

0

0

1

0

1

2

.0

.0

50.0

.0

50.0

100.0

Humanities

0

0

0

3

6

9

.0

.0

.0

33.3

66.7

100.0

Sciences

0

1

2

2

7

12

.0

8.3

16.7

16.7

58.3

100.0

Social Sciences

0

0

0

7

16

23

.0

.0

.0

30.4

69.6

100.0

Total

0

2

4

19

65

90

.0

2.2

4.4

21.1

72.2

100.0

1 = (lowest)        5 = (highest)

 

 

Of the graduate student respondents, 93% rated the importance of the Online Catalog as a 4 or 5. Only 6% of the respondents gave a rating of 3 or less. No students gave the lowest rating to the Online Catalog. These results were fairly consistent across the disciplines. The number of respondents were low in some disciplines.
 

 

 

Undergraduate Students by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Business

0

0

0

4

6

10

.0

.0

.0

40.0

60.0

100.0

Education

0

0

0

1

1

2

.0

.0

.0

50.0

50.0

100.0

Engineering

0

0

0

1

2

3

.0

.0

.0

33.3

66.7

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

0

0

5

5

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Health Sciences

0

0

1

1

1

3

.0

.0

33.3

33.3

33.3

100.0

Humanities

0

0

0

0

3

3

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Sciences

0

0

0

1

4

5

.0

.0

.0

20.0

80.0

100.0

Social Sciences

0

0

1

5

11

17

.0

.0

5.9

29.4

64.7

100.0

Other

0

0

0

0

1

1

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Total

0

0

2

13

34

49

.0

.0

4.1

26.5

69.4

100.0

1 = (lowest)        5 = (highest)

 

Again, 70% of the undergraduate respondents gave the highest rating to the Online Catalog. Another significant percentage -- 27% -- of these students rated the catalog as a 4. None in this group rated it lower than a 3. The results were consistent across the subject divisions.