Use and Perception of an Academic Library: A Survey at the Australian National University
Produced as part of a formal library review process, this publication reports the results of a 1981 survey of approximately 1000 undergraduates, postgraduates, and academic staff at the Australian National University (ANU) to determine their use of and satisfaction with facilities, materials, and services provided by ANU's library system. A high survey response rate is noted, and the sociodemographic characteristics of respondents and their amount of library usage are given. Further results are reported for respondents' use of and views toward the library subject catalog; reasons for using the services of readers' advisers and reference librarians; preference for types of material which could be microformed; preference for types of media communicating information about the library and use of the library; opinions of the adequacy of library holdings; level of satisfaction with the library; and perceptions of any library limitations or difficulties. A brief review of the findings, some concluding comments, and 31 tables of data are provided. Appendices comprise samples of the undergraduate, postgraduate, and academic staff questionnaires. (Author/ESR)
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THE ANU LIBRARY USE SURVEY
USE OF SPECIFIC LIBRARY MATERIALS SERVICES
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A.D. Hope AACR1 AACR2 academic library academic staff ANU Library system ANU Reporter Australian Australian National University British Library Canberra card catalogue Colin Steele concern contact with Library CSIRO Cumul.Freq degree enrolled departmental collections fiche full-time identified indexes and abstracts indicated Information Science interlibrary loans interview J.B. Chifley journal location journals prior lack Library buildings Library Information Sheets Library materials Library resources Library Store Library support Library's location of material microfiche microform Missing number of respondents obtained op.cit part-time postgraduate students Postgraduates Academics postgraduates and academics problems Q advice Q assistance Q class R.G. Menzies reader services staff reference period relevant Research Libraries response rate sample satisfaction seldom or never Short Loan collection specific Library specific research queries student questionnaire subject areas subject catalogue survey TABLE teaching staff tick all appropriate Total number Undergraduate student University community University records user studies Valid YES please elaborate