Scientists Comment on Their Libraries: Successes, Shortcomings, and Dreams for the Future

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105152
Title:
Scientists Comment on Their Libraries: Successes, Shortcomings, and Dreams for the Future
Author:
Vaughan, K.T.L.; Hemminger, Bradley; Pulley, Meredith
Citation:
Scientists Comment on Their Libraries: Successes, Shortcomings, and Dreams for the Future 2008,
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105152
Submitted date:
2009-01-07
Abstract:
A survey was conducted of 969 science researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This long survey concluded with three questions requesting usersâ perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the campus libraries, and what single improvement the libraries could make to support scientific research and education. While the scope of these questions was more limited than large-scale surveys such as LibQUAL+TM, the results largely confirmed information from a local implementation of that survey. In addition, an interactive visualization tool was developed to help with analysis of the resulting comments. A summary of the major findings, recommendations for library improvements, and overall conclusions is given.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library Science; Reference Services; Medical Libraries; Academic Libraries; Management; User Studies; Library Statistics; Information Science; Science Technology Studies; Information Seeking Behaviors; Libraries

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVaughan, K.T.L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHemminger, Bradleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPulley, Meredithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-07T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:16Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-01-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationScientists Comment on Their Libraries: Successes, Shortcomings, and Dreams for the Future 2008,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105152-
dc.description.abstractA survey was conducted of 969 science researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This long survey concluded with three questions requesting usersâ perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the campus libraries, and what single improvement the libraries could make to support scientific research and education. While the scope of these questions was more limited than large-scale surveys such as LibQUAL+TM, the results largely confirmed information from a local implementation of that survey. In addition, an interactive visualization tool was developed to help with analysis of the resulting comments. A summary of the major findings, recommendations for library improvements, and overall conclusions is given.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Scienceen_US
dc.subjectReference Servicesen_US
dc.subjectMedical Librariesen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Statisticsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.titleScientists Comment on Their Libraries: Successes, Shortcomings, and Dreams for the Futureen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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