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

 

All Respondents

n

%

Weekly

18

5.1

Monthly

57

16.1

Few times a semester

102

28.9

Once in a while

100

28.3

Never

76

21.5

Total

353

100.0

Most respondents submitted ILL requests a few times a semester or once in a while (29% and 28%, respectively). About 19% of all respondents indicated more frequent use – monthly or weekly -- while 22% indicated no use at all.


(Count)
 

 

All Respondents by Academic Status
 
(n / %)

Weekly

Monthly

Few times a semester

Once in a while

Never

Total

Faculty

9

33

67

56

10

175

 

5.1

18.9

38.3

32.0

5.7

100.0

Graduate

6

17

22

20

20

85

 

7.1

20.0

25.9

23.5

23.5

100.0

Undergraduate

2

3

4

10

30

49

 

4.1

6.1

8.2

20.4

61.2

100.0

Staff

1

4

9

10

14

38

 

2.6

10.5

23.7

26.3

36.8

100.0

Other

0

0

0

4

2

6

 

.0

.0

.0

66.7

33.3

100.0

Total

18

57

102

100

76

353

 

5.1

16.1

28.9

28.3

21.5

100.0


There were some differences in how the various academic groups responded to this question. The graduate students provided the highest percentage of weekly and monthly users of ILL among all the groups. Undergraduate students were the most infrequent users of ILL with 61% never using ILL at all. A very low percentage of faculty responded that they had never used ILL compared to the other groups.

 

Faculty by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

Weekly

Monthly

Few times a semester

Once in awhile

Never

Total

Business

1

3

6

8

0

18

5.6

16.7

33.3

44.4

.0

100.0

Education

1

2

9

4

1

17

5.9

11.8

52.9

23.5

5.9

100.0

Engineering

0

5

6

6

0

17

.0

29.4

35.3

35.3

.0

100.0

Fine Arts

0

4

1

9

2

16

.0

25.0

6.3

56.3

12.5

100.0

Health Sci.

1

3

4

6

2

16

6.3

18.8

25.0

37.5

12.5

100.0

Humanities

3

3

7

6

1

20

15.0

15.0

35.0

30.0

5.0

100.0

Sciences

1

7

15

7

1

31

3.2

22.6

48.4

22.6

3.2

100.0

Social Sci.

1

5

15

7

2

30

3.3

16.7

50.0

23.3

6.7

100.0

Library

1

1

3

2

1

8

12.5

12.5

37.5

25.0

12.5

100.0

Other

0

0

1

1

0

2

.0

.0

50.0

50.0

.0

100.0

Total

9

33

67

56

10

175

5.1

18.9

38.3

32.0

5.7

100.0


 

 

Most faculty respondents indicated they used interlibrary loan services a few times a semester (38%). A slightly lower number rated their use as “once in awhile”. Very low number of faculty used ILL at either extreme – i.e. either on a weekly basis or never. The results were fairly consistent across the subject divisions. There were a few differences – for example, a greater percentage of Humanities faculty indicated more frequent use than faculty in other divisions while Fine Arts faculty indicated relatively less frequent use of ILL.

 

 

Graduate Students by Subject Division
(n / %)

Weekly

Monthly

Few times a semester

Once in awhile

Never

Total

Business

0

0

0

1

2

3

.0

.0

.0

33.3

66.7

100.0

Education

1

0

8

3

7

19

5.3

.0

42.1

15.8

36.8

100.0

Engineering

1

6

4

2

0

13

7.7

46.2

30.8

15.4

.0

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

2

2

2

6

.0

.0

33.3

33.3

33.3

100.0

Health Sci.

0

1

0

1

0

2

.0

50.0

.0

50.0

.0

100.0

Humanities

0

0

0

4

5

9

.0

.0

.0

44.4

55.6

100.0

Sciences

1

4

2

3

1

11

9.1

36.4

18.2

27.3

9.1

100.0

Social Sci.

3

6

6

4

3

22

13.6

27.3

27.3

18.2

13.6

100.0

Total

6

17

22

20

20

85

7.1

20.0

25.9

23.5

23.5

100.0

 

 

Overall, the graduate student respondents were fairly evenly divided in frequency in use of interlibrary loan services among all categories between “never” and “Monthly”. Very few graduate students indicated “weekly” use of ILL. Results were fairly consistent across the subject divisions with some exceptions. A higher percentages of graduate students in the Social Sciences indicated “weekly” use of ILL compared to other divisions, relatively high percentage of Engineering students used ILL on a monthly basis, and the highest percentages of students who never used ILL were from Business, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts.

 

 

Undergraduate Students by Subject Division
(n / %)

Weekly

Monthly

Few times a semester

Once in awhile

Never

Total

Business

0

0

1

2

7

10

.0

.0

10.0

20.0

70.0

100.0

Education

0

0

0

1

1

2

.0

.0

.0

50.0

50.0

100.0

Engineering

0

0

1

1

1

3

.0

.0

33.3

33.3

33.3

100.0

Fine Arts

0

0

0

2

3

5

.0

.0

.0

40.0

60.0

100.0

Health Sci.

0

0

0

1

2

3

.0

.0

.0

33.3

66.7

100.0

Humanities

0

1

0

0

2

3

.0

33.3

.0

.0

66.7

100.0

Sciences

0

1

1

0

3

5

.0

20.0

20.0

.0

60.0

100.0

Social Sci.

2

1

1

3

10

17

11.8

5.9

5.9

17.6

58.8

100.0

Other

0

0

0

0

1

1

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Total

2

3

4

10

30

49

4.1

6.1

8.2

20.4

61.2

100.0

 

 

A relatively high number of undergraduate respondents never use interlibrary loan services (61%). The total number of respondents was low so it is difficult to interpret results across subject divisions, but there was little more than infrequent use of ILL among all of the students who responded