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International Survey of Medical & Other Life Sciences Faculty: Evaluation of the Library

International Survey of Medical & Other Life Sciences Faculty: Evaluation of the Library

The report presents data from a survey of 180 medical and life sciences faculty from more than 50 research universities and medical schools in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK and Ireland. The study gives highly detailed data on how faculty evaluate medical and other life sciences oriented libraries in medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and university departments of chemistry and biology, among others. Data is presented separately for evaluation of interlibrary loan services, databases, eBook collections and services, journals collections, data curation and archiving services, general reference services, knowledge and service of library subject specialists and other areas of library services. The study also presents commentary on what survey participants most like and dislike about their medical or academic libraries, how often they visit, and how productive their library is compared to other departments or services that serve the life sciences at their universities and medical schools. Data is broken out by more than 10 criteria, and is presented separately for public and private universities, by age, gender, academic title, country, academic field, university ranking, level of tuition and other variables. Just a few of the report’s many findings are that: * 24.24% of those sampled were highly satisfied with their library’s interlibrary loan services. * Only 4.88% of faculty sampled in universities with a US News & World Report ranking below 135 were highly satisfied with their eBook collections, much lower satisfaction ratings than for more highly ranked universities. * Medical school faculty were much happier than those in other schools or faculties with their library’s data curation and archiving services; 27.66% of medical school faculty were highly satisfied. * For library information technology, men were in general easier to please than women; nearly 26% of the men were highly satisfied with the library’s information technology vs. only 16.44% of women.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
What Patrons Like Most About their Medical and Other Life Sciences Libraries
What Patrons Like Least About their Medical and Other Life Sciences Libraries
Frequency of Visiting the Medical or Life Sciences Library
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Interlibrary Loan Services
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library eBook Collection & Services 20
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library Subject Specialists
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library Database Offerings in Your Field
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library’s Journal Collection
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Data Archiving and Data Curation Services
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences General Quality of Library Assistance to Patrons
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library General Level of Physical Comfort for Patrons
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library Skill in Training Students in Research Skills
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library General Reference Services
Level of Satisfaction with Medical or Life Sciences Library Information Technology
How the Medical or Life Science Library Fares Compared with Other Departments and Services of the University
The Darwinian World of the Medical & other Life Sciences Libraries
What do you most like about the scientific and scholarly resources of your academic or medical library?
What do you least like about your academic or medical library's scientific and scholarly resources?
Table 1.1 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days?
Table 1.2 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by country
Table 1.3 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 1.4 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 1.5 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by public and private status
Table 1.6 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 1.7 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by FTE
Table 1.8 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 1.9 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by tenure status
Table 1.10 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 1.11 How many times did you personally visit your academic or medical library in the past 30 days? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in the following areas?
Table 2.1.1 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services?
Table 2.1.2 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by country
Table 2.1.3 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.1.4 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.1.5 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.1.6 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.1.7 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.1.8 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.1.9 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.1.10 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.1.11 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s Inter-library loan services? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.2.1 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services?
Table 2.2.2 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by country
Table 2.2.3 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.2.4 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.2.5 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.2.6 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.2.7 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.2.8 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.2.9 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.2.10 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.2.11 How satisfied are you with your academic library’s eBook collection and services? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.3.1 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists
Table 2.3.2 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by country
Table 2.3.3 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.3.4 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by annual tuition, $
Table 2.3.5 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.3.6 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.3.7 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by FTE
Table 2.3.8 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.3.9 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.3.10 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.3.11 How satisfied are you with the level of knowledge of your field of the library’s subject specialists Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.4.1 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you?
Table 2.4.2 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by country
Table 2.4.3 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.4.4 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.4.5 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.4.6 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.4.7 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.4.8 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.4.9 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 2.4.10 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.4.11 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of databases made available to you? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.5.1 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you?
Table 2.5.2 How satisfied are you with Broken out by country
Table 2.5.3 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.5.4 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.5.5 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.5.6 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.5.7 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.5.8 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.5.9 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.5.10 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.5.11 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of the journals collection made available to you? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.6.1 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving?
Table 2.6.2 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by country
Table 2.6.3 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.6.4 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.6.5 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.6.6 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.6.7 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.6.8 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.6.9 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 2.6.10 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.6.11 How satisfied are you with your academic library's services in data curation and archiving? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.7.1 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff?
Table 2.7.2 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by country
Table 2.7.3 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.7.4 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.7.5 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.7.6 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.7.7 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.7.8 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.7.9 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.7.10 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.7.11 How satisfied are you that help is there when you need it from the academic library staff? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant .. 69
Table 2.8.1 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library?
Table 2.8.2 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by country
Table 2.8.3 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.8.4 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.8.5 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.8.6 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.8.7 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.8.8 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.8.9 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.8.10 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.8.11 How satisfied are you with the level of physical comfort in the library? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.9.1 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills?
Table 2.9.2 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by country
Table 2.9.3 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking . 75
Table 2.9.4 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.9.5 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.9.6 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.9.7 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.9.8 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.9.9 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.9.10 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.9.11 How satisfied are you with your academic library's capabilities in training students in research skills? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.10.1 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services?
Table 2.10.2 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by country
Table 2.10.3 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.10.4 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.10.5 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.10.6 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.10.7 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.10.8 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.10.9 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 2.10.10 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.10.11 How satisfied are you with your academic library's general reference services? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 2.11.1 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library?
Table 2.11.2 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by country
Table 2.11.3 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.11.4 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.11.5 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.11.6 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.11.7 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.11.8 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by age range of the survey participant87
Table 2.11.9 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.11.10 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant
Table 2.11.11 How satisfied are you with the quality and range of information technology made available to you in the library? Broken out by school or academic department of the survey participant
Table 3.1 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient?
Table 3.2 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient? Broken out by country
Table 3.3 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 3.4 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 3.5 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient? Broken out by public and private status
Table 3.6 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 3.7 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally more efficient, as efficient or less efficient? Broken out by FTE
Table 3.8 Compared to other services and departments connected to the life sciences faculty at your university the library is generally Broken out by age range of the survey participant

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