Library Catalog Use Survey : Archival Content from Bennett Ponsford: No longer maintained

We are evaluating our online catalog and need your opinion! Please take the following survey and give us your impressions of our catalog, what works and doesn't work, and what improvements you think we should work on. At the end of this survey, you may register to win a $25 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble.

Information About Your Use of the Library's Online Catalog

1. How often do you use the Internet?
Daily Weekly Occasionally Seldom Never
2. How often do you use the Cornette Library's overall website?
Daily Weekly Occasionally Seldom Never
3. How often do you use the Cornette Library's Online Catalog?
Daily Weekly Occasionally Seldom Never
4. What material were you looking for today? (check all that apply)
Books to check out Journals Reference books
Popular Fiction Children/Youth Books K-12 Text Books
Course Reserves Special Collections/Archives material Videotapes
Recommended Web Sites Government Documents Data CDs or DVDs
Something else:
5. When you have used the Library's online catalog in the past, what were you usually looking for? (check all that apply)
Books to check out Journals Reference books
Popular Fiction Children/Youth books K-12 Textbooks
Course Reserves Special Collections/Archives materials Videotapes
Recommended Web Sites Government Documents Data CDs or DVDs
Something else:
6. Did you use any of the following features of the online catalog today (check all that apply)?
Renew books online Place a hold on a book Check on fines
Find other libraries' catalogs See what I have checked out None
Something else:
7. Which of the following features of the online catalog have you used in the past (check all that apply)?
Renew books online Place a hold on a book Check on fines
Find other libraries' catalogs See what I have checked out None
Something else:
8. Today, were you looking for:
A specific item where you knew the author or title
Whatever was available on a subject

Your Opinion About the Library's Online Catalog


Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree
9. Overall, I found the Cornette Library online catalog easy to use.
10. I have used other library catalogs which were easier to use.
11. I can usually find what I'm looking for on the first try.
12. The wording on the links and graphics used on the online catalog are easy to understand.
13. Which parts of the online catalog did you find the most helpful?
14. Which parts of the online catalog did you find the least helpful?

Ways to Improve Our Online Catalog

15. What other library catalogs have you used? (Check as many as apply and please include the name of the school or library)
High school:
Public library:
College/University:
Other library:
16. What other library databases or online resources have you used that you found especially easy to use?
17. Which of the following would you prefer as the default search for the online catalog?
A single, simple keyword search box (like Google)
A guided, keyword search with 2-3 search boxes and the ability to combine searches
A choice of traditional library searches (such as author, title, subject)
18. Which of the following new services do you think you would be likely to use? (check all that apply)
Single username and password for all library functions -- your library records, off-campus access to online resources, and electronic reserves
Single username and password for all University functions -- library, e-mail, HELC, BuffAdvisor, etc.
Ability to search several of our online resources at once
Single search access to the catalog, journal databases, and Internet search engines (such as Google)
A customizable ("My Library") interface
19. What other features or content would you like to see us add to our online catalog in order to make it more helpful.

Information about You

20. Status 21. Major/Field of Study
22. Name *(optional) 23. E-mail address *(optional)
* (only required if you wish to be included in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble)
Thank you!