The Charleston Report Short Survey on Alumni/Retired Faculty Database Access DeVoe, Kristen 08 Dec 2006 16:42 UTC
**Please excuse any cross-postings** Hello, I edit The Charleston Report, "A publication written for publishers, vendors, product developers, merchandisers, and wholesalers who are interested in expanding their library market." For the TCR Surveys column, I would like to provide information on providing database access to alumni and/or retired faculty/staff. I am including a link to a short survey (eight questions) on the topic but I am also listing the questions at the bottom of this message if you care to respond to me via email (off-list please at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ). All survey responses are confidential. If you have time, please respond to any or all of the questions and if you care to add anything feel free, as the purpose of this column is to find out what librarians think. The survey is intended to be informal and your participation is appreciated. Link to The Charleston Report Alumni/Retired Faculty Database Access Survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=693343009072 Thanks! Kristen DeVoe Kristen DeVoe Electronic Resources Librarian College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina 29424 Phone: (843) 953-6671 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The questions: What type of library do you work in? Does your library provide database access for alumni? If you do provide access to alumni, please describe the factors that prompted your decision to do so. If not, skip to next question please. Does your library provide database access to retired/faculty and staff? If you do provide database access to retired faculty/staff, please describe the factors that prompted your decision to do so. If you do provide access for alumni or retired faculty/staff, how would you characterize the license negotiation process with the vendor to allow for this access? If you do not provide database access for alumni or retired faculty/staff, please explain any factors considered in you decision. If possible, please provide any other comments on the topic of providing database access to alumni and/or retired faculty and staff.