Are we on the same page? Understanding your research needs: 2010 ITHAKA/Otago Library Survey Report
The University of Otago academic survey, Are we on the same page? Understanding your research needs: 2010 ITHAKA/Otago Library Survey is unique within New Zealand. Based on the ITHAKA S+R Faculty Survey 2009 (Schonfeld & Housewright, 2010), this local study has enabled the University of Otago Library to gain a better understanding of its own research community’s information requirements, both now and in the near future, within the broader international context. Findings from this study have already informed decision-making within the Library and also the wider University. Following the release of this full report, it is anticipated that further use will be made of the survey findings, including re-analysis of select data at the Divisional level. Importantly, this survey highlights the need for further and on-going library research, at the local and national level, into the increasingly complex and rapidly changing academic research environment. Detailed findings and preliminary observations from the ITHAKA/Otago study are included in the current report. Where appropriate, comparisons have been drawn between the Otago survey and the original ITHAKA Faculty Survey. Summarised findings, observations and recommendations are included below.
Research Type: Working Paper