LIBRARIAN DATABASE SURVEY 2003

See the results of the survey.

Please fill out the survey and once you are finished press the submit button found at the bottom of the page and your answers will be sent to the TexShare office.

All answers will be kept confidential. Final results will be reported in aggregate form only.

If you have questions please contact:

Russlene Waukechon


TexShare Database Coordinator


Texas State Library and Archives Commission


512.463.7402


512.936.2306 Fax


rwaukchn@tsl.texas.gov





 Name of Institution: 

 City: 

1. How satisfied are you with the content found in the TexShare databases?

( For a list of core collection TexShare databases go here:


http://www.texshare.edu/programs/academicdb/databases2004.html )

                                                                              


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Unsatisfied                                                                                            Very Satisfied

 

2. How easy is it for you to find the information you need using the TexShare databases?

                                                                              


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Very Easy                                                                                               Very Difficult

 

3. Since you and your staff have started using the TexShare databases, do you find:


(CLICK ON ONE ANSWER ONLY)

 You are able to answer a greater number of reference questions than before

There has been no change in the number of reference questions answered

N/A – have not used TexShare databases enough to determine their effect on answering reference questions

 

4. Since you and your staff have started using the TexShare databases, do you find


(CLICK AS MANY AS APPLY)

You use the databases to give users access to full text resources that your library DOES NOT own in print

You use the databases to give users easier access to full text resources that your library DOES own in print

You can stop buying print materials because the same information is available for free through the TexShare         core collection

N/A – have not used TexShare databases enough to determine their professional usefulness

 

5. What barriers have your library encountered in providing the TexShare databases to your users?


(CLICK AS MANY AS APPLY)

Staff has problems selecting which database to use when answering reference questions

Staff is not aware of what information is contained in the databases

Not enough publicity about the TexShare databases

Too many mouse clicks to access the desired information

Patrons would rather use Web search engines (i.e. Google) for research

Staff is confused about passwords/logons

Staff is confused about who is allowed to use the databases (i.e. are they for staff only; can school children         use them, etc….)

My library has not encountered barriers

Other (PLEASE SPECIFY)

 

6. How do you currently access the TexShare databases?

Library link (either public or academic) provided on the TexShare homepage


(www.texshare.edu or http://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/pl/index.html)

via a Web page you maintain at your library

Other (please specify)

 

7. What other suggestions might you offer to improve access to and use of the TexShare databases?

 

When you have completed the survey please press the submit button. Thank you!

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