The University of Toledo Technology Survey

You are invited to participate in the following research study to assess how libraries plan for new technology and whether  investments in technology influence student retention and success rates. Data collected from this survey may be published in a research article.

Thank you for your assistance. Your data is invaluable!

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* 1. What is the name of your university?

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* 2. What amount of your library’s budget is allocated to technology (library system, discovery, e-resources)?

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* 3. How do you pay for new technology in the library? (Select all that apply)

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* 4. Are you a member of a library consortium?

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* 5. If yes, does your consortium help you get discounts on technology?

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* 6. If yes, what kinds of technology?

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* 7. How are new technological initiatives decided upon in the library? Select all that apply. 

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* 8. Does your library offer chat reference service?

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* 9. If yes, how many hours per week?

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* 10. Does your library have a discovery layer?

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* 11. If yes, is it supplied by an external vendor (EBSCO, Proquest, etc.) or is it open source?

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* 12. Is your library technology such as chat, online catalog and/or electronic resources embedded in a learning management system? (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc.)

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* 13. How many library staff are responsible for maintaining/implementing technology?

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* 14. Do you have someone on staff solely dedicated to implementing, maintaining  and/or planning for new technology?

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* 15. Do you have campus technology staff assigned to the library to assist?

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* 16. If yes, is the campus technology staff located in the library?

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* 17. How do you market new technology? (Select all that apply)

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* 18. How do you determine if a particular technology initiative is successful?

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* 19. Please share some of the technology initiatives in your library (e.g., LibGuides, open source projects, etc.) and any comments you may have about technology or this survey. Thank you!

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