18. Would you like desktop delivery of articles, conference proceedings, etc. that you request through Interlibrary Loan in PDF format?
All Respondents

 

 

n

%

Yes

247

72.4

No

23

6.7

Undecided

71

20.8

Total

341

100.0


A high percentage of respondents indicated that they would like desktop delivery of articles, etc. requested through ILL in PDF format (72%). Just over 20% of the respondents were undecided.

 


(Count)

 

All Respondents by Academic Status

 

(n / %)

Yes

No

Undecided

Total

Faculty

128

12

29

169

75.7

7.1

17.2

100.0

Graduate

68

2

16

86

79.1

2.3

18.6

100.0

Undergraduate

25

4

15

44

56.8

9.1

34.1

100.0

Staff

22

4

10

36

61.1

11.1

27.8

100.0

Other

4

1

1

6

66.7

16.7

16.7

100.0

Total

247

23

71

341

72.4

6.7

20.8

100.0


The response from faculty and graduates students closely mirrored the overall response to this question. Among undergraduates, there were few fewer positive responses and a much greater number of “undecided” students (34%). The response from staff members was similar to that of the undergraduate students.

 

Faculty by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

Yes

No

Undecided

Total

Business

15

2

1

18

83.3

11.1

5.6

100.0

Education

13

1

2

16

81.3

6.3

12.5

100.0

Engineering

17

0

1

18

94.4

.0

5.6

100.0

Fine Arts

6

3

6

15

40.0

20.0

40.0

100.0

Health Sciences

13

0

3

16

81.3

.0

18.8

100.0

Humanities

9

3

7

19

47.4

15.8

36.8

100.0

Sciences

26

2

2

30

86.7

6.7

6.7

100.0

Social Sciences

23

1

3

27

85.2

3.7

11.1

100.0

Library

4

0

4

8

50.0

.0

50.0

100.0

Other

2

0

0

2

100.0

.0

.0

100.0

Total

128

12

29

169

75.7

7.1

17.2

100.0

 

 

Almost 76% of faculty respondents indicated a preference for desktop delivery of articles and other materials requested through Interlibrary Loan. There was also a large number of “undecided” responses – 17%. A preference for desktop was particularly high among faculty in Engineering, Sciences, and Social Sciences. There was less interest among Fine Arts and Humanities faculty.


 

Graduate Students by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

Yes

No

Undecided

Total

Business

2

0

1

3

66.7

.0

33.3

100.0

Education

15

0

5

20

75.0

.0

25.0

100.0

Engineering

13

1

1

15

86.7

6.7

6.7

100.0

Fine Arts

4

0

1

5

80.0

.0

20.0

100.0

Health Sciences

2

0

0

2

100.0

.0

.0

100.0

Humanities

5

0

4

9

55.6

.0

44.4

100.0

Sciences

9

1

2

12

75.0

8.3

16.7

100.0

Social Sciences

18

0

2

20

90.0

.0

10.0

100.0

Total

68

2

16

86

79.1

2.3

18.6

100.0

A high percentage of graduate student respondents indicated they would like desktop delivery of articles, conference proceedings, etc. requested through Interlibrary Loan. Among the disciplines, the percentages ranged from 56% of Humanities students to 100% of Health Sciences students. While only 2% of students responded “no” to the question, a relatively high number of student (19%) were undecided.

 

 

Undergraduate Students by Subject Division

 
(n / %)

Yes

No

Undecided

Total

Business

7

1

2

10

70.0

10.0

20.0

100.0

Education

1

0

1

2

50.0

.0

50.0

100.0

Engineering

1

1

0

2

50.0

50.0

.0

100.0

Fine Arts

3

0

1

4

75.0

.0

25.0

100.0

Health Sciences

2

0

1

3

66.7

.0

33.3

100.0

Humanities

0

0

2

2

.0

.0

100.0

100.0

Sciences

2

1

2

5

40.0

20.0

40.0

100.0

Social Sciences

8

1

6

15

53.3

6.7

40.0

100.0

Other

1

0

0

1

100.0

.0

.0

100.0

Total

25

4

15

44

56.8

9.1

34.1

100.0

A majority of undergraduate respondents expressed a preference for desktop delivery of materials requested through Interlibrary Loan. Few students responded in the negative, but a good number – 34% -- were undecided. The results appeared fairly consistent across subject divisions, but the number of overall respondents was low.