19. If funding was limited, would you support canceling print journal subscriptions in your discipline to add funding for unmediated, desktop delivery of journal articles through a document delivery service?
All Respondents
 

 

 

n

%

Yes

123

54.4

No

103

45.6

Total

226

100.0

Just over half of all respondents would support canceling print subscriptions to add funding for unmediated desktop document delivery.

 

All Respondents by Academic Status
 

 

Yes

No

Total

Faculty

87

70

157

 

55.4

44.6

100.0

Staff

17

12

29

 

58.6

41.4

100.0

GAs

17

18

35

 

48.6

51.4

100.0

Other

2

2

4

 

50.0

50.0

100.0

Total

123

102

225

 

54.7

45.3

100.0

The response from each user group was similar to the overall response with slightly more support from faculty and staff and less support from Graduate assistants.

 

Faculty by Subject Division

 

 

Yes

No

 Total

Business

11

7

18

 

61.1

38.9

100.0

Education

11

4

15

 

73.3

26.7

100.0

Engineering

15

0

15

 

100.0

.0

100.0

Fine Arts

3

11

14

 

21.4

78.6

100.0

Health Sciences

8

7

15

 

53.3

46.7

100.0

Humanities

5

11

16

 

31.3

68.8

100.0

Sciences

17

11

28

 

60.7

39.3

100.0

Social Sciences

13

13

26

 

50.0

50.0

100.0

Library

2

6

8

 

25.0

75.0

100.0

Other

2

0

2

 

100.0

.0

100.0

Total

87

70

157

 

55.4

44.6

100.0

Faculty in Business, Education, Engineering, and Sciences were the strongest supporters of canceling print for unmediated desktop document delivery. In fact, 100% of the Engineering faculty responded  “yes”. Faculty in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and University Libraries were the least supportive while Social Sciences faculty were evenly split in their support or lack thereof.