Primary Research Group has published The Survey of Higher Education Faculty:
Use of Print & Electronic Library Collections of Scholarly Journals, ISBN 1-
57440-134-3. The study is based on a survey of 550+ higher education
faculty in the USA and Canada. Faculty present their opinions on preferences
for print or paper journal formats, degree of problems with archival access,
use of url-catalog links to journals, extent to which their college library journal
collection satisfies their scholarly needs, and frequency of
database access and library visits. Data is broken out by 12 criteria including
age, academic field or specialty, type of college, size of college, frequency of
library use, and many other factors.
Just a few findings of the report are:
ƒö Canadian faculty were more likely than American faculty to think of
the paper copies as a waste of time ¡V nearly 45% thought so.
ƒö In general, age was highly inversely correlated with the tendency to
think of paper copies as wasteful and redundant when online versions were
ƒö Only 13.86% of faculty at research universities prefer paper to online
ƒö Only a third of community college faculty express support for
increased spending on academic journals while about 64.3% of faculty in
MA/Ph.D. granting colleges expressed such support.
The study is available from Primary Research Group or from major book
distributors; the cost of the study is for PDF or print versions. Site Licenses
are also available. To order or for further information, view our website at
www.PrimaryResearch.com or call us at 212-736-2316.
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