American Libraries, in its Dispatches from the Field section, describes the recent issue of Library Technology Reports authored by myself and Andromeda Yelton. This LTR issue is based on the Perceptions 2010: An International Survey of Library Automation. Andromeda and I performed additional statistical analysis beyond the original report, and greatly expanded the narrative. By analyzing the data through additional factors, we are able to present some findings not as apparent in the initial report published on Library Technology Guides. The report is published by ALA TechSource.
Read the Dispatches from the Field summary and go over the ALA TechSource if that piques your interest in the full report:
For the last four years, Marshall Breeding has conducted an online survey to measure the satisfaction rate with multiple aspects of the automation products used by libraries. The results of four editions of survey data, along with brief interpretive narratives, have been published on Library Technology Guides. The May/June 2011 issue of Library Technology Reports takes a deeper look at the survey data, including an expansion of findings based on the 2010 iteration, an examination of trends seen across the four years, and additional analysis not previously published. The survey data has been extended with additional fields that provide the opportunity to separate the findings into categories that show some interesting trends not otherwise apparent. continue reading...
Marshall Breeding Aug 11, 2011 10:50:49
Link to Posting: Librariansí Assessments of Automation Systems