TexShare /Library of Texas Database Survey Results

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Question 1: Please select your top ten choices of database categories to be included in a free core set of databases:

Biography Business Children's Lit Directories Education eJournals Fine Arts / Humanities Genealogy ebooks General Periodicals Health Legal Library Tools Literary Criticism Newspapers Nursing / Medical Reference Religion Sci/Tech Social Sci
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Four Year 19 39% 47 96% 3 6% 11 22% 41 84% 25 51% 28 57% 1 2% 10 20% 31 63% 20 41% 17 35% 17 35% 39 80% 32 65% 17 35% 36 73% 13 27% 42 86% 41 84%
Community Colleges 15 39% 25 66% 2 5% 2 5% 17 45% 10 26% 26 68% 2 5% 12 32% 28 74% 21 55% 13 34% 9 24% 36 95% 28 74% 31 82% 20 53% 2 5% 28 74% 32 84%
Medical 1 9% 9 82% 0 0% 5 45% 4 36% 10 91% 0 0% 0 0% 3 27% 4 36% 11 100% 8 73% 8 73% 0 0% 8 73% 11 100% 11 100% 0 0% 11 100% 6 55%
Public 53 58% 52 57% 33 36% 35 38% 25 27% 16 18% 23 25% 49 54% 17 19% 69 76% 75 82% 64 70% 45 49% 67 74% 69 76% 40 44% 59 65% 1 1% 58 64% 40 44%
Total 88 46% 133 69% 38 20% 53 28% 87 45% 61 32% 77 40% 52 27% 42 22% 132 69% 127 66% 102 53% 79 41% 142 74% 137 71% 99 52% 126 66% 16 8% 139 72% 119 62%

Question 2: If a database is not included as part of the free databases, we may be able to include the category in a set of databases for which members pay an access fee. Indicate if you are willing to pay an access fee.

Biography Business Childrens Lit Directories Education eJournals Fine Arts Genealogy ebooks General Periodicals Health Legal Library Tools Literary Criticism Newspapers Nursing / Medical Reference Religion Sci/Tech Social Science
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Four Year 25 51% 44 90% 20 41% 21 43% 36 73% 41 84% 41 84% 2 4% 28 57% 34 69% 32 65% 25 51% 31 63% 42 86% 39 80% 27 55% 38 78% 24 49% 45 92% 43 88%
Community Colleges 18 47% 23 61% 2 5% 7 18% 16 42% 20 53% 24 63% 1 3% 15 39% 26 68% 18 47% 19 50% 21 55% 30 79% 25 66% 30 79% 20 53% 3 8% 24 63% 27 71%
Medical 2 18% 4 36% 0 0% 4 36% 3 27% 9 82% 0 0% 0 0% 2 18% 2 18% 10 91% 3 27% 6 55% 0 0% 5 45% 11 100% 10 91% 0 0% 9 82% 3 27%
Public 15 16% 25 27% 11 12% 23 25% 10 11% 12 13% 11 12% 31 34% 9 10% 28 31% 25 27% 28 31% 22 24% 28 31% 25 27% 19 21% 27 30% 5 5% 22 24% 14 15%
Total 60 31% 96 50% 33 17% 55 29% 65 34% 82 43% 76 40% 34 18% 54 28% 90 47% 85 44% 75 39% 80 42% 100 52% 94 49% 87 45% 95 49% 32 17% 100 52% 87 45%

Question 3: Assuming a clean slate, please list the ten unique databases you would most like to see available on a statewide basis. (top19 mentioned listed below)

ABI Inform World Cat Gale Literature* Periodical Abstracts Electric Library Books in Print PsycInfo/ PsycLit Health Reference Center ERIC MLA Bibliography CINAHL InfoTrac News** Wilson Select/ Omni Lexis Nexis / Academic Univ. Medline Britannica Online Literature Resource Center SIRS DISCovering Science
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Four Year 38 78% 12 24% 10 20% 29 59% 8 16% 16 33% 31 63% 10 20% 18 37% 20 41% 7 14% 4 8% 8 16% 15 31% 0 0% 4 8% 5 10% 2 4% 1 2%
Community Colleges 18 47% 12 32% 18 47% 18 47% 12 32% 11 29% 4 11% 11 29% 8 21% 12 32% 15 39% 8 21% 6 16% 7 18% 2 5% 6 16% 10 26% 10 26% 1 3%
Medical 3 27% 4 36% 0 0% 2 18% 0 0% 2 18% 6 55% 6 55% 2 18% 0 0% 8 73% 1 9% 0 0% 1 9% 4 36% 2 18% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Public 13 14% 40 44% 29 32% 7 8% 33 36% 22 24% 1 1% 20 22% 8 9% 1 1% 1 1% 15 16% 12 13% 2 2% 16 18% 8 9% 5 5% 6 7% 13 14%
Total 72 38% 68 35% 57 30% 56 29% 53 28% 51 27% 42 22% 47 24% 36 19% 33 17% 31 16% 28 15% 26 14% 25 13% 22 11% 20 10% 20 10% 18 9% 15 8%
* Gale Literature is the compiled total of persons who indicated "Gale Literature," "Contemporary Authors," "Contemporary Literary Criticism Select," and "Dictionary of Literary Biography."
**Infotrac News is the compiled total of persons who indeicated "Infotrac News" or "TexShare Newspapers"

Question 4: In the databases provided by TexShare, would you prefer (a) A greater # and variety of databases that have less full text and graphics included (b) Fewer databases, but a greater amount of full text and graphics included?

Variety Fulltext
Four Year 5 10% 42 86%
Community Colleges 2 5% 36 95%
Medical 1 9% 9 82%
Public 17 19% 70 77%
Total 25 13% 157 82%
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