Roehampton University Library Survey 2009

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Text of Roehampton University Library Survey 2009

  • LibrarySurvey2009 TheResults

  • VisitingtheLibrary70%ofrespondentstothesurveyvisitusintheLibrarydailyorweekly.

    ComputerUse

    36%ofrespondentsusethecomputersinWireddailyorweekly40%ofrespondentusePCsuitesdailyorweekly

    Youdliketoseemorecomputersuites,moreprintersandsomemorelaptopdockingstations.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • StudyZone83%ofyouuseStudyZonetosupportyourstudieseitherdailyorweekly.

    Whatdoyouuseitfor?

    Accessinglecturenotes Accessingmodule/programmeinfo Accessingothermaterials Checkingyourgrades Submittingcoursework UsingtheTurnitin plagiarismcheckingtool

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • MoreresourcesManyofyouwantedmoreresources,booksandjournalsbothprintandelectronic.

    TheUniversityhascommittedtoprovidingadditionalfinancestosupporttheexpansionofourKeyTextReferenceCollectionoverathreeyearperiod.

    WehaveincreasedtheKeyTextReferenceCollectionthissummer.

    TheQuickReferenceCollectionhasalsobeenrehousedintheKeyTextarea.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • MoreresourcesManyofyouwantedmoreresources,booksandjournalsbothinprintandelectronic.

    Wehavesubscribedtoavarietyofadditionalelectronicresourcesthisyear,coveringarangeofsubjectareas.

    Newresourcesinclude:TimesDigitalArchive,PeriodicalsArchiveOnline,CommunicationandMassMedia,ARTSTORandSpringerBiomedicalandLifeSciences.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • FindingThingsManyoftheresponsessuggestedthatfindingresourceswasanissueandthatyouwouldlikeustofocusstaffinginthisarea.

    Weplantoallocatemorestafftimetorovingdutiesonthefloorsthisyear.

    OurLibraryStaffareeasilyidentifiablebytheirtops.Whentheyrerovingontheupperfloorstheycanassistyouwithqueriesandhelpyoutofindtheresourcesthatyouarelookingfor.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • FindingThingsYousuggestedthatbettersignageandareviewoftheLibraryCatalogue(OPAC)mightbeusefulinhelpingyoufindthings.

    FuturePlans:BasedonyourresponseswehavedecidedtodoareviewofthesignageintheLibrary.Thiswilltakesometimeandwehopetoinvolvesomeofyouinthosedecisionstoo.

    WearehopingtoupdatetheLibraryCatalogue(OPAC)thisyear.Thiswillalsogiveusanopportunitytoreviewthecontentandfunctionality.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • SelfServiceSelfServicetransactionshavevastlyincreasedsincelastyearsdevelopments.Thoughyoudlikemoreinstructiononusingthemachines.

    Librarystaffareonhandtohelpyouwiththemachinesandfurtherinformationontheirusewillbeprovided.

    Followtheinstructionsonscreenandremembertopushthebookrighttothebacktoensureitwontsetoffthealarms!

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • StudySpacesThosethatansweredthesurveyfavouredavarietyofstudyspacesandenvironments.

    Howdoyouprefertostudy?

    Atadesk Accesstocomputers Inaquietarea Softfurnishings Duringtheday Withfoodanddrink

    Wetrytoprovideavarietyofstudyspacestomeetavarietyofneeds.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • ToomuchnoiseYoufeltthattheLibrarywastoonoisyandthatthenoisezoneswerenotrespectedbyalllibraryusers.

    WehaveinvestedinupdatingtheSILENTstudyroomonthethirdfloortoincludenewfurniture,individualstudyboothsandsmallstudyrooms.

    LibraryStaff,whilesupportingusersontheupperfloors,willbemonitoringnoisezones.

    Weurgeallofouruserstorespecttheneedsofothersandchooseastudyareathatsuitstheirpurpose.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • Respondentstothesurveywereinvitedtomakefreetextcomments herearesomeofthepositivecommentsreceived.

    Ilikethewayitis,formeitiscomplete! Ihopethatthelibrarycontinuestohavethesamegoodatmosphereinthefuture,thatithashadinthefouryearsihavebeenusingit. WhenallsaidtheLibraryisprettydamngoodnowonalllevels ThestaffarealwaysveryhelpfulandIamstilllearningmoreusefulthingsIcandointhelibrary.

    LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

  • LibrarySurvey2009 Whatyousaid

    Thinkingcreatively,ifyoucouldwishforonethingtobeaddedtoorincorporatedintheLibrary,whatwoulditbe?

    Abigopenplaceforgroupstoworkinagreenzone. Dropinclinicsforhowtouseapplications MorestaffatbusytimesTheWiredareatobealotbiggerandlesshot. Vendingmachinesforsweetsandchocolateforthoselatenightstudieswhenthecafeisclosed Havingindividual,inflatableareas(liketheoneonthegroundfloor)forworkinginmayalsocreateinterestingandinvitingworkingareas. BenandJerry'sicecream.Andlotsofit!:) Music!!!Andapotnoodlemachine,obviously!Schoolchildren'simpressionof

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