Texas A&M

Report
Beyond LibQual+:
Understanding our eResource Users
Texas A&M University Libraries
Participation in the
Ithaka S+R U.S. Faculty Survey ®
Texas A&M University
& Texas A&M Health Science Center
TAMU 2012 Enrollment
TAMU HSC 2012 Enrollment
Undergrads
40,100
Undergrads
206
Graduates
9,600
Graduates
959
Professional
Faculty
527
3,810
Five percent increase since 2008.
Professional
Faculty
1,121
528
Thirty-five percent increase since 2008.
About the Texas A&M University Libraries
University Libraries
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Sterling C. Evans
Library Annex
Cushing Memorial
Map & GIS
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Policy Sciences & Economics
West Campus Library (Business)
Joint Library Facility (Off Site Storage)
TAMU at Qatar
Medical Sciences Library (West Campus)
MSL Bryan
MSL Round Rock
MSL Kingsville
2012 Visits to the Libraries
Physical Visits to the Libraries:
Visits to the Libraries Websites:
3.3 Million
4.0 Million
University Libraries Faculty & Staff
Faculty:
Staff:
78
183
Materials Expenditures
COSTS BY FORMAT
Print
monographs
13%
eJournals
and
databases
75%
Print
journals
7%
eBooks
5%
eResources: Usage
MAJOR eJOURNAL PLATFORMS
Article
eJournals
Downloaded
EBSCOhost
2,167,829
Elsevier
1,099,663
JSTOR
295,631
John Willey
294,126
ProQuest
250,765
Others (33 Platforms)
1,656,810
TOTAL ARTICLES
5,764,824
% of Total
Full-Text
Downloads
38%
19%
5%
5%
4%
29%
100%
What LibQUAL+® is telling us
IC-4 “The electronic information resources I need”
Desired
Minimum
HUM/SS/BUSN Perceived
SCI/ENGR Perceived
Perceived
ARL Perceived
Attention Switch:
THEN
Resources were scarce
and
Attention was abundant
NOW
Attention is scarce
and
Resources are abundant
Workflow Switch:
THEN
Researchers/learners would build their
workflow around the library
NOW
The library must build its workflow
around the user workflow.
Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC
http://www.slideshare.net/lisld/hobart19178013?utm_source=slideshow&utm_medium=ssemail&utm_campaign=upload_digest
Ithaka Survey: What We Hope to Gain
OUR WORLD
 eResources:
most heavily used resource
most expensive
 New University funding model
WHAT THE ITHAKA SURVEY COVERS
 Ways scholars discover and access
needed materials in teaching and research;
 Evolving role of the library and library collections;
 Research and teaching practices,
emphasis on opportunities created by new technology;
 Ways scholars communicate research findings
Ithaka Survey: Survey Administration
 Faculty Invites
 Texas A&M University
 Texas A&M HSC
3,810
528
 15 Colleges included
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TAMU HSC
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A&M Baylor College of Dentistry
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
Rangel College of Pharmacy
School of Graduate Studies
TAMU
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Bush School of Government & Public Policy
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Architecture
College of Education & Human Development
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science
College of Veterinary Med & Biomedical Sci
Mays Business School
 Response Rate (to date)
7%
Ithaka Survey: Preliminary Results
FACULTY USE OF SCHOLARLY MATERIALS IN RESEARCH
Peer-reviewed journals/articles
Scholarly monographs
Pre-print versions of peer-reviewed articles
Published conference proceedings
Reference works
Non peer-reviewed gray literature
Non-textual media
Non peer-reviewed journal/magazines
Trade books
Blogs or social media
DATA REPRESENTS FACULTY THAT RATED EACH RESOURCE AS IMORTANT TO MOST IMPORTANT
Ithaka Survey: Preliminary Results
IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARIES IN FACULTY RESEARCH
Faculty dependence on library for research
Very Dependent
63%
Somewhat Dependent
26%
Not Dependent
11%
Faculty’s starting point for research in academic
literature
Specific eResource or Database
41%
General Purpose Internet Search Engine 34%
Library Online Catalog
25%
Ithaka Survey: Preliminary Results
FACULTY EXPECTATIONS FOR THE LIBRARIES
RESEARCH EXPECTATIONS
The library serves as a starting point or "gateway" for locating information
for my research
78%
The library serves as a repository of resources - in other words, it
archives, preserves, and keeps track of resources
76%
The library provides active support that helps to increase the productivity
of my research and scholarship
65%
TEACHING EXPECTATIONS
The library supports and facilitates my teaching activities
The library helps undergraduates develop research critical analysis, and
information literacy skills
FUNDING EXPECTATIONS
The library pays for resources I need, from academic journals to books
to electronic databases
53%
58%
90%
DATA REPRESENTS FACULTY THAT RATED EACH ITEM IMPORTANT TO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Ithaka Survey: Preliminary Results
LIBRARIES’ HOLDINGS DEPTH AND ACCESSIBILITY
Source for materials in research & teaching?
Method used when library does not have material
DATA REPRESENTS FACULTY THAT RATED EACH ITEM IMPORTANT TO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Ithaka Survey: Preliminary Results
ROLE OF LIBRARIES’ INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES?
Developing the research skills of my undergraduate students
related to locating and evaluating scholarly
information is principally:
Librarians contribute significantly to
student learning by helping them to:
DATA REPRESENTS FACULTY THAT RATED EACH ITEM IMPORTANT TO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Ithaka Survey: Preliminary Results
FACULTY USAGE OF LIBRARIES’ REPOSITORY
Preservation of Data at the conclusion of a research project:
Institutional
Repository
preserves
materials
16%
Library
preserves
materials
5%
Preserve
materials
on my own
62%
Publisher
preserves
materials
6%
Materials
are not
preserved
10%
Comments?
Questions?
David H. Carlson
Dean of University Libraries
Holder of the
Sterling C. Evans Chair
Texas A&M University

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