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ERIC Number: ED423910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
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An Evaluation of Genealogical Collections as Perceived by the Members of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Summit County Chapter.
Keener, Deborah S.
This paper reports on a study conducted to determine: (1) if current users of genealogical collections are satisfied with the collections they most frequently use; (2) which types of materials are provided by genealogical collections; (3) which types of materials are deemed most important by the users of the genealogical collection; and (4) possible reasons why users may be satisfied or unsatisfied with genealogical collections. Mail surveys were sent to 221 members of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Summit County Chapter, for a return rate of 52% (115). Demographic and user satisfaction data are discussed and presented in table form. Findings indicated that the most available items appeared to be traditional secondary sources; approximately 86% of the respondents were either satisfied of very satisfied with the material available, satisfaction appeared to be greatest among those items containing the most information, and technological sources were too new to satisfy the more conservative audience; training could improve satisfaction levels regarding technological resources; and overall the respondents were satisfied with the collections they evaluated. An appendix contains the cover letter and user satisfaction questionnaire. Contains 19 references. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio