ERIC Number: ED367355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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Compact Disc Cataloging Product User Survey.
Whitehair, David E.
In late 1988, a compact disc cataloging product was introduced to the library market. In order to learn more about the needs of current users, a survey was developed to include questions concerning software features and operations, software enhancements, bibliographic and authority subsets, and hardware issues. This study was conducted among all current North American subscribers who purchased the package prior to January 31, 1990. Of the 127 users identified for this study, 94 were used for data analysis (50% academic, 24% special, 17% public, 9% school). Eighty-two percent of the respondents stated that they like the system or like it very much. Sixty-one percent of users preferred the compact disc product to the online system, and 69% of the users would recommend the product to other users. Much information was gained for product enhancements, along with a better understanding of which functions and features are most used. All of this data has been shared with product mangers and developers for future software releases. Survey instruments are appended. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/TMK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.