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ERIC Number: ED401927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
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The Development of an Electronic Interlibrary Loan Form at the Ohio State University Prior Health Sciences Library: A Survey.
Lopeman, Holly
A survey of computer hardware and software access, network familiarity, and systems use was conducted to determine the optimum placement of two newly developed electronic Interlibrary Loan (ILL) forms at the Ohio State University Health Sciences Library. A sample of 205 ILL users were mailed a questionnaire, with a resultant 72% (n=148) response rate. The majority of respondents were graduate students; other respondents included faculty, staff, and undergraduates. Findings include: (1) most respondents would prefer to place their interlibrary loan request through the campus computing network; (2) most patrons surveyed would like to have their ILL materials mailed to their campus office, and the second most popular preference was receipt through the campus computing network; (3) 45% of respondents have access to a computer with telecommunications abilities at both their home and their office; (4) 33% of respondents are active in their university computer accounts more than once each day; and (5) gopher is still the favorite Internet resource, followed by telnet and the World Wide Web. Results of the study conclude that the best places for the two new ILL forms are through the campus gopher and on the World Wide Web. Appendices include a list of "other" patron types, data tables, Web and gopher ILL forms, correspondence, and the access questionnaire. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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