[Mla-cds] FW: Primary Research Group Publishes: The Survey of Medical School Faculty: Level of Satisfaction with the Medical Library
diana.ryan at jefferson.edu
Thu Jun 30 08:27:00 CDT 2011
Faculty from several of your institutions participated in the survey from
this publication. I have 2 questions; do you know when the survey was
conducted, and are you considering purchasing I the publication?
Diana Ryan, MLS
Director of Collection Management
Scott Memorial Library
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut St., Room M112
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Primary Research Group Inc.
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Primary Research Group has published The Survey of Medical School Faculty:
Level of Satisfaction with the Medical Library, ISBN 1-57440-172-6.
This report explores the levels of satisfaction of medical faculties with
their medical libraries on topics ranging from comfort and hours of access
to interlibrary loan services and the quality of the collections for their
scholarly pursuits, among others. 141 universities are represented, from
both the United States and abroad, covering a wide range of medical
specialties. Extensive data is presented about faculty opinions on library
spending as well as on library databases.
Just a few of the report's many findings are that:
* 7.8% of participants would increase library spending on traditional
print books if given the opportunity, while 35.46% would push to spend more
* 26.87% of non-tenured faculty not on a tenure track were "highly
satisfied" with the expertise of library subject specialists at their
respective medical libraries, as compared to 8.33% of non-tenured faculty on
a tenure track.
* 46.67% of medical faculty from private universities rate the
availability and quality of instruction in library resources at their
medical libraries as "excellent".
The 82-page study is available for $95.00. The PDF version is currently
available and the print version will be ready to ship on July 17th, 2011.
Site licenses are also available. For a table of contents and sample data,
or to order, please visit our website at www.PrimaryResearch.com.
Primary Research Group has published: The Survey of Medical School Faculty:
Use of Journals, Databases, Repositories and other Information Sources, ISBN
The report gives highly detailed data on medical school faculty use of
databases, journals, institutional digital repositories, medical blogs,
wikis and listservs and other medical information resources.Â The report
also covers the extent of use of the library, including number of times
researchers conduct searches and visit the library.Â The study relates
highly detailed information on the percentage of medical faculty who have
received training on specific medical databases such as Ovid, PubMed,
Medline, Web or Science and many others, as well as their preferences for
print or online versions of medical journals.
Just a few of the reports thousands of data points and findings were:
* The medical faculty in the sample used Medline a mean of 7.6 times
in the past week.
* 38% of faculty were not familiar at all with the use of medical
wikis as an information source.
* Nearly 77% of non-Americans in the sample considered their online
journal and database use skills to be excellent.
* 5.67% of faculty sampled have received specific training from
librarians or other information professionals on how to use Scopus.
* Paper formats for journals were more popular in the United States
than abroad, and more popular among older than younger researchers.
* 16.67% of those sampled say that they have contributed publications
to their library's digital repository.
The 133 page study is based on a survey of 141 medical school faculty from
50 major medical schools predominantly in the USA, but also from Canada,
Australia and the UK. Data is broken out by research specialty, age, gender,
length of time in the profession, nationality, tenure status and other
variables. The study is available for $119.00. A PDF version is currently
available and a print version will be available on June 6, 2011.Â Site
licenses are also available for $229.00. To view a table of contents or
sample pages, or to place an order, view our website at
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