TexShare Core Database Survey
- 2005

This survey was posted online during the month of October
2005 in order to receive input from TexShare member libraries
about the most crucial type of
content needed by their institution. This is a

non-functioning survey. It is presented here in its original
format for archival purposes only.

The Electronic Information Working Group (EIWG) developed
the survey and it was sent to all member libraries of TexShare.
The EIWG uses the results of the survey to help determine
what is the most crucial type of database content needed
by TexShare member libraries. This information helps the
EIWG determine the types of databases to include in the
bid for purchase for databases. Participation in the survey
helps prioritize selections for potential new core TexShare
databases. The survey asks to rank types of databases based
on the importance of the content to the member institution.
Members were asked to rank the content databases contain,
not the database brand name or publisher.

WE REQUEST THAT ONLY ONE SURVEY BE COMPLETED FOR EACH
LIBRARY.

 
This survey is designed to measure the type
of database you want most in your library, not to elicit specific
database names from our membership. Names
of actual database products may be given below only to help
illustrate the type of database we
want your opinion on for this survey. Please note that all
databases will have full text unless otherwise noted.

Please provide the following information:

 

Question 1

Tell us who you are.

* First
name:
* Last
name:
* E-mail
Address:
* Required fields

Question 2

Below is a list of the types
of databases potentially available in the TexShare
core menu. Please rate each of them using the following
selections:

3 - Essential

2 - Useful

1 - No Opinion / Don't Know

Category Description 3 2 1
1. Arts/music/theater (get
more info
)
2. Auto repair (get
more info
)
3. Bibliographic tools (get
more info
)
4. Business: News, Articles
and Research
(get
more info
)
5. Business: Company Profiles
and Investment
(get
more info
)
6. Education (get
more info
)
7. Genealogy/Local History
(get
more info
)
8. General periodical database
(get
more info
)
9. General reference (get
more info
)
10. Health: Consumer (get
more info
)
11. Health: Clinical (get
more info
)
12. History/Social Sciences
(get
more info
)
13. Literature (get
more info
)
14. Literary criticism
(get
more info
)
15. Newspaper (get
more info
)
16. Science (get
more info
)
17. Testing (get
more info
)
18. Tutoring (get
more info
)

Question 3

You may use the box below to add an optional, brief
comment.

 
Thank you for participating in
this survey!  Please press SUBMIT so that your answers may be counted.


            

              


WE REQUEST THAT ONLY ONE SURVEY BE COMPLETED FOR EACH
LIBRARY.

 
This survey is designed to measure the type
of database you want most in your library, not to elicit specific
database names from our membership. Names
of actual database products may be given below only to help
illustrate the type of database we
want your opinion on for this survey. Please note that all
databases will have full text unless otherwise noted.

Please provide the following information:

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Question 1

Tell us who you are.

* First
name:
* Last
name:
* E-mail
Address:
* Required fields

Question 2

Below is a list of the types
of databases potentially available in the TexShare
core menu. Please rate each of them using the following
selections:

3 - Essential

2 - Useful

1 - No Opinion / Don't Know

Category Description 3 2 1
1. Arts/music/theater (get
more info
)
2. Auto repair (get
more info
)
3. Bibliographic tools (get
more info
)
4. Business: News, Articles
and Research
(get
more info
)
5. Business: Company Profiles
and Investment
(get
more info
)
6. Education (get
more info
)
7. Genealogy/Local History
(get
more info
)
8. General periodical database
(get
more info
)
9. General reference (get
more info
)
10. Health: Consumer (get
more info
)
11. Health: Clinical (get
more info
)
12. History/Social Sciences
(get
more info
)
13. Literature (get
more info
)
14. Literary criticism
(get
more info
)
15. Newspaper (get
more info
)
16. Science (get
more info
)
17. Testing (get
more info
)
18. Tutoring (get
more info
)

Question 3

You may use the box below to add an optional, brief
comment.

 
Thank you for participating in
this survey!  Please press SUBMIT so that your answers may be counted.


            

              


  Art/Music/

Theatre
Auto Repair Bib Tools Bus- News Bus-Co. Profiles Education Gen/Local Hist Gen Perio. Gen Ref Health-Cons Health-Clinical Hist/SocSci Literature LitCrit Newspapers Science Testing Tutoring
PUBLIC LIBRARIES

(517 member libraries)

  No. of 2s: 67 57 44 52 49 51 26 24 37 24 63 60 54 34 36 56 55 63
  Percent 2s: 54.92% 46.72% 36.07% 42.62% 40.16% 41.80% 21.31% 19.67% 30.33% 19.67% 51.64% 49.18% 44.26% 27.87% 29.51% 45.90% 45.08% 51.64%
  No. of 3s: 6 50 47 43 41 47 86 87 75 87 23 46 52 69 72 48 45 28
  Percent 3s: 4.92% 40.98% 38.52% 35.25% 33.61% 38.52% 70.49% 71.31% 61.48% 71.31% 18.85% 37.70% 42.62% 56.56% 59.02% 39.34% 36.89% 22.95%
  Art/Music/

Theatre
Auto Repair Bib Tools Bus- News Bus-Co. Profiles Education Gen/Local Hist Gen Perio. Gen Ref Health-Cons Health-Clinical Hist/SocSci Literature LitCrit Newspapers Science Testing Tutoring
COMMUNITY

COLLEGES

(54 member libraries)

  No. of 2s: 19 12 13 8 14 10 13 4 8 9 2 9 3 0 9 12 17 12
  Percent 2s: 63.33% 40.00% 43.33% 26.67% 46.67% 33.33% 43.33% 13.33% 26.67% 30.00% 6.67% 30.00% 10.00% 0.00% 30.00% 40.00% 56.67% 40.00%
  No. of 3s: 4 0 9 17 10 18 4 23 17 15 26 18 24 27 16 15 3 4
  Percent 3s: 13.33% 0.00% 30.00% 56.67% 33.33% 60.00% 13.33% 76.67% 56.67% 50.00% 86.67% 60.00% 80.00% 90.00% 53.33% 50.00% 10.00% 13.33%
  Art/Music/

Theatre
Auto Repair Bib Tools Bus- News Bus-Co. Profiles Education Gen/Local Hist Gen Perio. Gen Ref Health-Cons Health-Clinical Hist/SocSci Literature LitCrit Newspapers Science Testing Tutoring
ACADEMIC

LIBRARIES

(79 member libraries)

  No. of 2s: 19 6 21 4 8 5 23 5 15 22 11 7 10 7 13 9 19 13
  Percent 2s: 40.43% 12.77% 44.68% 8.51% 17.02% 10.64% 48.94% 10.64% 31.91% 46.81% 23.40% 14.89% 21.28% 14.89% 27.66% 19.15% 40.43% 27.66%
  No. of 3s: 22 0 19 43 35 39 3 40 26 16 30 38 32 39 32 34 8 2
  Percent 3s: 46.81% 0.00% 40.43% 91.49% 74.47% 82.98% 6.38% 85.11% 55.32% 34.04% 63.83% 80.85% 68.09% 82.98% 68.09% 72.34% 17.02% 4.26%
  Art/Music/

Theatre
Auto Repair Bib Tools Bus- News Bus-Co. Profiles Education Gen/Local Hist Gen Perio. Gen Ref Health-Cons Health-Clinical Hist/SocSci Literature LitCrit Newspapers Science Testing Tutoring
MEDICAL LIBRARIES

(15 member libraries)
  No. of 2s 1 1 6 8 5 7 3 7 11 1 0 8 2 2 9 7 2 2
  Percent 2s: 7.69% 7.69% 46.15% 61.54% 38.46% 53.85% 23.08% 53.85% 84.62% 7.69% 0.00% 61.54% 15.38% 15.38% 69.23% 53.85% 15.38% 15.38%
  No. of 3s: 0 0 7 3 1 5 2 3 2 12 13 1 0 0 3 6 0 0
  Percent 3s: 0.00% 0.00% 53.85% 23.08% 7.69% 38.46% 15.38% 23.08% 15.38% 92.31% 100.00% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 23.08% 46.15% 0.00% 0.00%
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