The library is gathering data to help make an informed decision about future book purchases. Under consideration is a move further toward eBooks and away from traditional print books. The decision will be driven by economics and student/staff preferences. Annually, the library buys hundreds of print books, but only a small percentage of those books actually get checked-out of the library. While the physical books look nice on display and make it easy to quickly grab a new read, it seems logical to consider a different purchasing model–a model where students/staff determine what they want to read and ask for it to be purchased. This decision is complicated, of course, by equipment concerns. That’s why you’re being asked to complete a survey. Please register your preferences on the survey. Your input will be immensely helpful and greatly appreciated.
Take the survey now. Please take it only once. Thank you.
Update (1/20/13): The survey, which ran for four days and was emailed to all smhs faculty/staff and 100+ SMHS students, collected 64 responses. Here are the results.