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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