ERIC Number: ED103658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education and Extension Audio Visual Library Service: Faculty Survey.
A survey of faculty at the University of Minnesota relating to use of the Audiovisual Library Service (AVS) was undertaken to assess familiarity with the reorganization of media services and to evaluate knowledge about the potential use of the service. Completed questionnaires were received from 1,843 (54 percent) of the university faculty. Approximately 25 percent of the respondents requested special consultation about the service, suggested as being perhaps the most consequential finding of the study. Responses are tabulated and discussed in the areas of: major university responsibilities of respondents; faculty familiarity with audiovisual (AV) library resources; faculty usage of AV resources; departmental ownership of AV software and hardware by proportion of respondents; faculty familiarity with departmental budgets and procedures for AV rental fees; faculty familiarity with sources of funding from other than university sources for AV materials and equipment; the limitation of AV use as a result of limited departmental budgets; budgetary arrangements preferred to the current ones; experience with specialized materials preparation; requests for specialized library or market searches for AV materials; rating of the service since reorganization; and classification of detailed comments. The general conclusion was reached that responses to the faculty survey provide a current and solid base on which to improve the service. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Duluth. Continuing Education and Extension Center.