Exploring Digital Resources - What Do Academics Want Digitized Next?
With the support of the Mellon Foundation, the G.W. Blunt White Library is undertaking a survey of academic scholar's priorities for the digitazation of primary source materials, databases and finding aids. Prior to this several important studies have been conducted on the use of digital resources and it has become more than obvious that scholars not only use these resources but wholeheartedly welcome them. Given that the creation of these resources is time and money intensive, priority decisions about exactly what to digitize next must be made. These decisions have, for the most part, been made by the librarians, curators, and other information specialists based upon their own priorities and their perception of user needs.
This survey seeks to add the input of the academic scholar into the priority making decision for the digitization of further primary source materials. By building upon previous usage studies, as well as in-depth interviews with scholars the survey has been designed to be both brief and informative.
Please take the approximately 10-15 minutes required to complete the survey on line at the following address:
Kelly S. Drake
Digital and Systems Librarian
G.W. Blunt White Library
PO Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355
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