Improving the California Digital Newspaper Collection Software

Introduction

 
Since its inception in 2005, the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) has relied on grant funds and state support. In 2011 both sources of revenue were cut. The CDNC has been able to cobble together funding through 2013 but not beyond. In the future we hope to cover some operating expenses by providing premium features that individuals and institutions can access through annual subscriptions. We've designed this survey to help us identify the features that users would like, and will use the information collected to seek grant funding to improve the CDNC software. We intend to keep access to the CDNC free for everyone, and make certain "premium" features available to subscribers.
1. Which category below includes your age?
2. Is your use of the CDNC personal or professional?
3. What is the main reason you use the CDNC?
4. What type of information do you search for? (Click all that apply)
5. Indicate below which would benefit your research more:
6. Which of the following features would you find useful additions to the CDNC? (Click all that apply)
7. Would you be willing to pay an annual subscription to access some or all of these premium features and support the CDNC?
8. If there are other features you would like added to the CDNC, please list them here, or contact Brian Geiger at bgeiger@ucr.edu:
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