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           (UW's) FACULTY LIBRARY AND INFORMATION USE SURVEY SPRING 2007

 

1. Please note your home department, title, and work location at the University of Washington.

Home Department 

 

Academic Title:

             Professor          Associate Professor      Assistant Professor       Lecturer

             Instructor          Research Associate (post doc)              Other 

 

Primary work location:  Seattle campus             Bothell campus             Tacoma campus           Other location

 

 

2. How important are the following sources of information for your work?

            Very Important                         Not Important

            5          4          3          2          1

UW Libraries (includes UW Libraries provided Web resources)                                                           

Web resources (not provided by or through UW Libraries)                                                      

Departmental resources                                                           

Personal books, journals, files, etc.                                                       

Colleagues                                                       

Other, please specify:                                                   

 

 

3. During this academic year (2006-07) have you:

               Yes                  No  

Taught an undergraduate level course?             

Taught a graduate level course?                        

Received or used federal funding for research?             

Received or used other external funding for research?               

Used the UW Libraries services or collections (in-person or remotely)?                        

 

 

If you haven't used the UW Libraries this year please tell us why. You may complete the remainder of the survey or stop at this point and submit. Please scroll to the bottom to submit your answers. Thank you.

 

 

4. How frequently do you use the following methods to visit or access the UW Libraries?

            More Often       Weekly            Monthly            Quarterly          Less Often/NA

Visit libraries in person                                                 

Use computer on campus (office/lab) to access libraries                                                            

Use computer off-campus to access libraries                                                    

 

 

5. What sources do you consult when you need information on a research topic?

               Usually                      Not at all/NA

            5          4          3          2          1

UW Libraries catalog                                                   

Summit (catalog for Northwest academic libraries)                                                       

Libraries provided article index such as Web of Science, PsycInfo                                                        

Other UW Libraries Web sites (subject, library pages)                                                 

Open internet search on Google, Google Scholar, Yahoo, etc.                                                  

Open internet reference source such as Wikipedia                                                        

Publisher or scholarly society Web site                                                 

Colleagues, experts in the field, etc.                                                      

Librarians                                                        

Other (please specify):                                                             

 

 

6. How often do you visit any of the Libraries Web sites (includes HealthLinks)?

More Often       Weekly            Monthly            Quarterly          Less Often/NA

                                               

 

 

How often do you do the following THROUGH a UW Libraries Web site?

            More Often       Weekly            Monthly            Quarterly          Less Often/NA

Search the UW Libraries catalog                                                          

Search an article index (e.g., Web of Science, PsycInfo)                                                           

Look for online journal articles                                                 

Look for online books, reference works, news                                                 

Look for digitized collections or images                                                            

Consult with library staff (Q&A Live - chat, email)                                                       

Other (please specify):                                                             

 

 

7. Please indicate the importance to your work of these resources:

             Very Important                        Not Important

            5          4          3          2          1

Books                                                 

Journals 1985 and later                                                            

Journals before 1985                                                   

Numeric or scientific datasets such as census, GIS, genome                                                      

Bibliographic databases/article indexes                                                 

Manuscripts or archival materials                                                          

Newspapers                                                    

Visual media (e.g., maps, films, photographs)                                                   

Audio media                                                    

 

Comments on UW Libraries collections/resources:

 

 

8. How important are the following factors in your decision on where to publish journal articles?

             Very Important                        Not Important

            5          4          3          2          1

Journal reputation                                                        

Published by scholarly society, association, or non-profit publisher                                                        

Cost of the journal subscription for UW Libraries                                                         

UW Libraries has online or print subscription to journal                                                            

Open access (available to anyone)                                                       

No page or other publication charges for author                                                           

Timeliness of publication process                                                          

Retain copyright to your work                                                  

Journal is available online                                                         

Other (please specify):                                                             

 

Comments:

 

 

9. What contribution does the UW Libraries make to you:

               Major                           Minor            Not Applicable

            5          4          3          2          1          0

Keeping current in your field                                                                

Finding information in related fields or new areas                                                                      

Being a more productive researcher                                                                 

Being a more effective instructor                                                                       

Enriching student learning experiences                                                              

Helping you make more efficient use of your time                                                                      

Recruiting colleagues and students to UW                                                                    

Comments:

 

 

 

 

10. Does the UW Libraries have the books you need for your work?

Usually                         Rarely Not Applicable

5          4          3          2          1          0

                                                           

 

 

If the book isn't available or not on the shelf in the UW Libraries, what do you do?

               Usually                      Rarely/Never

            5          4          3          2          1

Place hold on book so it is recalled                                                      

Request through Interlibrary Loan or Summit                                                    

Request the Libraries purchase                                                 

Purchase on my own                                                    

Find another book to use                                                         

Other (please specify):                                                             

 

 

11. Rate the importance of the following abilities to UNDERGRADUATE student success in your program AND your assessment of UNDERGRADUATE student performance in these areas.

           

   Importance  

 High                 Low        N/A   

5          4          3          2          1          0

                       

Actual Student Performance

High                 Low     DK or N/A

5          4          3          2          1          0

 Finding and refining research topics     

                                                           

                       

                                                           

 Finding information in the library          

                                                           

                       

                                                           

 Finding information on the Web           

                                                           

                       

                                                           

 Evaluating information sources critically           

                                                           

                       

                                                           

 Providing correct citations for sources used     

                                                           

                       

                                                           

 Knowing what constitutes plagiarism   

                                                           

                       

                                                           

 

 

12. Rate your assessment of GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENT performance in these areas when they enter your program.

             High                 Low    DK or N/A

            5          4          3          2          1          0

Developing and refining research topics                                                                        

Finding information in the library                                                                       

Finding information on the Web                                                                        

Familiarity with research materials and information in your field                                                              

Ability to conduct a literature review                                                                 

Evaluating information sources critically                                                                        

Using information in an ethical manner                                                              

 

 

Comments on questions 11 and 12:

 

 

13. Please indicate your satisfaction with the library services listed below.

             High                 Low    Don't Use

            5          4          3          2          1          0

Course reserves                                                                       

Library instruction, training and teaching                                                                       

Staff assistance (in library or remotely)                                                             

Photocopy in library                                                                 

Interlibrary loan of books (including Summit)                                                                

Journal article delivery for items not on campus                                                             

Access to computers in libraries                                                                       

UW Libraries Web sites (including HealthLinks)                                                                       

Subject/Branch librarian or liaison for your academic area                                                                     

Comments on library services:

 

 

 

 

14. Although the Libraries will continue to emphasize the acquisition of print and online resources needed to support your work, we are interested in knowing what other services you would find useful. Please mark up to 5 from the list below.

Library Services           Consultation and Support

            Scan print journal articles held in UW Libraries for delivery online to you upon request (free of charge)               Provide support in managing your information and data (e.g., organizing citations/references, data sets)

            Deliver books and other library items to your campus address (free of charge)               Help you manage, archive and preserve your research materials

            Provide self-checkout of books                         Assist faculty in integrating library research skills into curriculum

            Digitize and make available online UW Libraries collections such as theses, manuscripts, and images                  Expand consultation service for students on finding and evaluating scholarly research materials

            Make it easier to use library services with mobile devices such as smart phones and PDA's                    Advise and provide support in submitting papers and other publications to open access journals and archives

            Provide guidelines and instruction on how to use information in an ethical manner (e.g., avoid plagiarism)                        Serve as a digital archive for UW faculty research materials and publications

            Integrate library services and resources into campus Web sites and courseware (e.g., MyUW, Catalyst, Blackboard)                 Provide assistance with author and copyright issues and questions

            Other (please specify):

 

 

15. How satisfied are you with the University Libraries?

            Very Satisfied               Not Satisfied

            5          4          3          2          1

Library services                                                           

Library collections and information resources                                                    

Overall Libraries satisfaction level                                                         

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON LIBRARIES:

 

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SERVICES questions

13. Please indicate your satisfaction with the library services listed below.

             High                 Low    Don't Use

            5          4          3          2          1          0

Course reserves                                                                       

Library instruction, training and teaching                                                                       

Staff assistance (in library or remotely)                                                             

Photocopy in library                                                                 

Interlibrary loan of books (including Summit)                                                                

Journal article delivery for items not on campus                                                             

Access to computers in libraries                                                                       

UW Libraries Web sites (including HealthLinks)                                                                       

Subject/Branch librarian or liaison for your academic area                                                                     

Comments on library services:

How often do you use the following library services, either directly or indirectly (e.g. sending a student to the library for you)?

  What would we do with frequency? Drop this to make evaluating results easier. all


More often Weekly Monthly Quarterly Less Often/NA
Course reserves




Library instruction, training and teaching




Staff assistance (in person or on phone)
finding books, articles, or other materials for your research





Online assistance (through e-mail or chat)
finding books, articles, or other materials for your research





Online tutorials and research guides on the library website




Requesting loan of books not held by library
(interlibrary loan or virtual catalog)





Requesting purchase of books not held by library




Journal article delivery for items not on campus  




Subject/Branch librarian or selector for your academic area   






Please rate the importance of the following library services to your research and teaching, and your satisfaction with the services:

We want this question, need to review wording with DF, and test clarity of wording in a pilot


Importance





Satisfaction





High


Low Don't
Use





Low Don't
Use

5 4    3     2    1 0
5 4   3   2   1 0
Course reserves












Library instruction, training and teaching
(WC? librarian led)













Staff assistance (in person or by phone)
finding books, articles, or other materials for your research













Online assistance (through e-mail or chat)
finding books, articles, or other materials for your research













Online tutorials and research guides on the library website (web question?) TL













Requesting loan of books not held by library 
(interlibrary loan or virtual catalog) Wording -use new branding? SS













Requesting purchase of books not held by library JARGON? replace with owned? LP













Journal article delivery for items not on campus   group this with other ILL question LP













Subject/Branch librarian or selector for your academic area.












Assisting your students in finding materials for their assignments













question for steve- UW's #6 (frequency) and #13(satisfaction) seem to ask the same thing re: use of online/web services and sites


Comments on Library Services:



  
- David F.

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OTHER questions


1.  Please state your preference for the following resource formats:

Book                            __digital                  __print              __no preference?SRS

Articles                        __digital                  __print


 [OA starts here]

 2. To the best of your knowledge, have you used a peer-reviewed Open Access item for your research?

                                    __yes             __no     make skippable and/or add a "don't know" SRS


3.  Have you considered publishing in an Open Access journal? wording change "submitted for publication to" SRS

                                    __yes             __no


4.  Have you discussed Open Access issues in a faculty meeting? Not satisfied with this wording and what it is telling us. Drop question? all

                                    __yes             __no


5.  Have you ever deposited an item to:

     a)  the Digital Common, BU's institutional repository

                                    __yes             __no

     b)  any discipline-based repository, (e.g. BioMed Central for Biology and Medicine, or arXiv.org for Physics)

                                    __yes             __no

     c)  any national repository (e.g. PubMed Central, for the U.S. National Institute of Health)

                                    __yes             __no


6.  Please indicate your satisfaction with the

service.

             High                 Low    Don't Use

            5          4          3          2          1          0

Comment: comment box tied specifically to question six)



 
-Dan B.
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Demographic questions
1. Please note your full- or part-time status, your department, your teaching and funded research activity, and your primary campus affiliation at Boston University.
        
        Full- or Part-time Status:
        _____ Full-time faculty, instructor, or researcher
        _____ Part-time faculty, instructor, or researcher

        During this academic year (2009-2010) have you: (check all that apply)
        _____ Taught an undergraduate level course
        _____ Taught a graduate level course
        _____ Taught in a clinical setting
        _____ Received or used federal or external funding for research
    
        Which BU campus are you primarily affiliated with?
        _____ Charles River Campus
        _____ Medical Campus

       With which college/school (pull down) and academic department is your primary affiliation? ____________

     


 
Comments on Demographics:
Do we need this?

-Linda
_______________________________________________________________


Information literacy questions

Rate the importance of the following abilities to UNDERGRADUATE student success in your program AND your assessment of UNDERGRADUATE student performance in these areas.    (correlation with/to ACRL standards?)                                               


Importance





Actual Student Performance



High


Low N/A
High


Low DK or
N/A

5 4    3     2    1 0
5 4   3   2   1 0
Finding and refining research topics












Finding information in the library   












Finding information on the Web












Evaluating information sources critically












Providing correct citations for sources used   












Knowing what constitutes plagiarism   












                       

Rate the importance of the following abilities to GRADUATE student success in your program AND your assessment of GRADUATE student performance in these areas.                                                            


High


Low DK or
N/A
   5   4   3   2   1   0  
Developing and refining research topics  





Finding information in the library 





Finding information on the Web   





Familiarity with research materials and information in your field    





Ability to conduct a literature review   





Evaluating information sources critically 





Using information in an ethical manner  





Why are we asking different questions for undergrads and grads? UW asks about entry level skills for grads but lumps all undergrads together, and we have no way to see entry vs exit skills for grads.

Comments on these questions:



  

 -- David F.



How frequently do you visit the library in person?


Almost daily, weekly, monthly, once per semester, less often/NA



How would you rate the quality of the facilities?   <------ Should be rolled in with question 15 above

  High                 Low    Don't Use

            5          4          3          2          1          0


Question about primary library affiliation?  No agreement here yet.


-Dan P.


Separate box for comments at very end of survey, no matter how we reorder questions

Web Site Questions

 How often do you visit any of the Libraries Web sites?  ( Daily) (A few Times a Week) (A few Times a Month) (Rarely)

--Is there a library Website you prefer? (drop down of library homepages)

How do you rate the importance of the Library Web site for:

--Searching for books [less important: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) more important]

--Search an article index (e.g., Web of Science, PsycInfo): [less important (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) more important]

--Looking for online journal articles: [less important (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) more important]

--Using library subject guides [less important (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) more important]

--Consult with library staff (Q&A Live - chat, email) : [less important (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) more important]

--Directional Information, instructions on access, or information on library policies and procedures [less important (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) more important]

  [Comment Box]

Tim L
Comments