LIBRARIAN DATABASE SURVEY 2003 - RESULTS

Results from this survey are listed in red text directly beneath each question.

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 )

                                                                              


            1                        2                     3                       4                       5   


Unsatisfied                                                                                            Very Satisfied

AVERAGE: 4.188          MODE (Most Common Response): 4            STD DEV: 0.821

 

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

                                                                              


            1                        2                     3                       4                       5   


Very Easy                                                                                               Very Difficult

AVERAGE: 4.210          MODE (Most Common Response): 4            STD DEV: 0.846

 

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


(CLICK ON ONE ANSWER ONLY)

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

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

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

MOST COMMON RESPONSE: 1       RESPONSES: Answer 1 - 352, Answer 2 - 68, Answer 3 - 61

 

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


(CLICK AS MANY AS APPLY)

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

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

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


     core collection

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

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESPONSES: 487


ANSWER 1 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 1: 434         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL: 89.12%             RANK: 1


ANSWER 2
- RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 2: 291         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL: 59.75%             RANK: 2


ANSWER 3 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 3: 173         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL: 35.52%             RANK: 3


ANSWER 4 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 4:   33         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:    6.78%            RANK: 4

 

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


(CLICK AS MANY AS APPLY)

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

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

3. Not enough publicity about the TexShare databases

4. Too many mouse clicks to access the desired information

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

6. Staff is confused about passwords/logons

7. Staff is confused about who is allowed to use the databases (i.e. are they for staff only; can school children         


    use them, etc….)

8. My library has not encountered barriers

9. Other (PLEASE SPECIFY)

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESPONSES: 487


ANSWER 1 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 1: 135         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:  27.72%             RANK: 4


ANSWER 2
- RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 2: 172         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:  35.32%             RANK: 2


ANSWER 3 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 3: 159         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:  32.65%             RANK: 3


ANSWER 4 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 4:   78          PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:  16.02%             RANK: 6


ANSWER 5 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 5: 234         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:  48.05%             RANK: 1


ANSWER 6
- RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 6: 32           PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:   6.57%              RANK: 8


ANSWER 7 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 7: 22           PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:   4.52%              RANK: 9


ANSWER 8 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 8: 109         PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:   22.38%            RANK: 5


ANSWER 9 - RESPONDENTS FOR ANSWER 9:  67          PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL:   13.76%            RANK: 7


                      

6. How do you currently access the TexShare databases?

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


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

2. via a Web page you maintain at your library

Other (please specify)

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESPONSES: 487        MODE (Most Common Response): 2

 

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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