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Library Automation Perceptions Survey 2020

Welcome to the 2021 Library Technology Guides automation survey. In order to measure some of the trends relating to library automation systems, we would appreciate your response to the following questions.

This is the fourteenth edition of the survey. Libraries are encouraged to respond to each annual edition. We are interested in noting any changes that you perceive in performance of the companies and quality of the products used in your library since your last response. Please base your comments on your perceptions of performance only for the last year.

We recognize that a variety of opinions regarding these questions may be represented within any given library. Please provide responses which you believe represent the views of the primary decision-makers within your library.

Only one response per individual is allowed and no person may respond for more than one library.

None of the responses or comments that you provide in this survey will be publicly attributed to you. We will publish the data in summary form. Comments will appear in the results, but redacted to remove references to you or your library.

Note: Although we use the term Integrated Library System, we are also interested in new generation Library Services Platforms.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, you can ask Marshall Breeding.

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About the Library

Vanderbilt University Libraries


Current Automation System
ILS Vendor
Discovery interface
Approximate number of items in the library's collection:
How satisfied is this library with its current Integrated Library System (ILS)?
[0=Not Satisfied 9=Very Satisfied]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How complete is the functionality of this ILS relative to the overall needs of this library?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How effective is this product in managing your library's print resources?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How effective is this product in managing your library's electronic resources?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How satisfied is the library overall with the company* from which it acquired its current ILS?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How satisfied is this library with this company's customer support services?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
Where does this library direct most of its ILS support issues? Directly to Vendor
Through another library or consortium office
Would the library consider working with this company again if it were to migrate to a new system in the future?
[0=Not Likely 9=Likely]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
Is this library currently considering migrating to a new automation system? [ Yes ] [ No ]
If yes, please list any products under consideration:

*Note: if your library currently uses an open source ILS product, please focus your responses and comments on any organizations or companies that have been involved.

Academic Discovery Service

Current Product: Primo

This section deals with the discovery service provided by the library and its effectiveness. It should be completed only by academc and research libraries. Public and other libraries should skip these questions.
Library Discovery Service
Year implemented
Provide name of discovery Service if not listed
How effective is the discovery service for Undergraduate students?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How effective is the discovery service for Graduate students?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How effective is the discovery service for Faculty Members?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How do you rate the service's coverage of the library's collections and electronic resources?
[0=Not Effective 9=Very Effective]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
How do you rate the service's objectivity relative to coverage of resources across publishers?
(Is there any bias shown for any publisher or aggregator?)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
Is this library currently considering acquiring a discovery interface or changing to another product? [ yes ] [ no ]
If yes, please list discovery products under consideration or already implemented:
Did the library include consideration of the NISO Open Discovery Initiative in selecting or renewing this discovery product? [ Yes ] [ No ]
How would you rate the importance of the NISO Open Discovery Initiative?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
Any other comments regarding the library's primary discovery service?

Open Source Considerations

How likely is it that this library would consider implementing an open source ILS?
[0=Not Likely 9=Likely]
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
 
If interested in open source ILS options, please list the products under consideration:

Comments or Clarifications

Please provide any comments or additional information that reflect your impressions of the product or vendors mentioned. No information that attributes these comments to you or your organization will be made public.