Library Catalog Use Survey : Archival Content from Bennett Ponsford: No longer maintained

With this survey we want to find out what your expectations are about our online catalog -- what material do you expect to find in a library catalog and what a library catalog should do -- and how you would describe it.

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 Online Catalog?
Daily Weekly Occasionally Seldom Never
3. What material were you looking for today? (check all that apply)
Books to check out Journals Reference books
Popular Fiction Youth Books K-12 Text Books
Class Reserves Special Collections/Archives material Videotapes
Recommended Web Sites Government Documents Data CDs or DVDs
Something else:
4. 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 Youth books K-12 Textbooks
Class Reserves Special Collections/Archives materials Videotapes
Recommended Web Sites Government Documents Data CDs or DVDs
Something else:
5. Did you use any of the following online catalog features 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:
6. Which of the following online catalog features 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:

Your Opinion About the Library's Online Catalog


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

Ways to Improve Our Online Catalog

13. When you search a database on the web, such as an online catalog, which of the following do you prefer to START your search?
A single, simple keyword search box (like Google) A guided search with 2-3 search boxes and the ability to limit your search to specific fields
14. Which of the following services do you think you would be likely to use?
Ability to search multiple library databases at once A customizable ("My Library") interface Single search access to online catalog, library-supplied databases, and Internet search engines (such as Google)
15. 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

16. Status 17. Major/Field of Study
18. Name *(optional) 19. E-mail address *(optional)
* (only required if you wish to be included in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble)
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