Minutes of the September 26, 2001 Meeting

Judy Gardner, Ann Montanaro, Farideh Tehrani, Samson Soong, Addie Tallau

With the assistance of Mike LeBlanc of SCC, the Electronic Reserve User Survey was made operational and could already collect responses. Judy has given the URL to Bob Warwick who will work on a link from the test WebCat. The results of the tests submitted are neatly displayed and ordered by their date entered. The information can be exported and used as a spreadsheet. We will conduct the survey from October 21 to October 27. The same survey can be conducted in the future to see if there have been significant differences.

A draft user survey on electronic journals was presented by Addie. A discussion of the proposed questions resulted in some changes and additions. We will present the revised survey at the November Collection Development Council meeting. The short survey will be conducted in February 2002 and a link to the final online survey will be made from our e-journals web page.

A short questionnaire on Ask a Librarian will be developed by Judy and Ann Montanaro. The questions will be discussed by the committee by January 2002 and the survery is to be conducted before the end of the Spring 02 semester. A message with link to the survey could be added at the end of the answer we provide to the user, but we will also explore other options.

Ann M. shared with the Committee the statistics on the use of netlibrary e-books to which Rutgers has subscription . Many in this collection of computer science and information technology have so far been used once. The titles shown are only those that have been used more than once within this short time period (between Sept 1-17). Also included in the statistics are those titles that had turnaways during this time period. Rutgers decided not to use the check-out feature, so a user can use and "keep" an e-book if she/he moves to another page at least once every 15 minutes.

The next Assessment Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2001.

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