Please respond to this survey even if you responded to a previous one in 2012.
Summon Discovery Service use at Virginia Tech - Survey
Director for Research & Instructional Services
University Libraries, Kent Street
Virginia Tech PO Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
Purpose of the study: This study uses a mixed methods approach to evaluate Summon usage among Virginia Tech students and faculty, and to document and report the student and faculty experiences with it, and their perceptions of the product. The primary purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of the Summon product based on data and evidence of its use. The secondary purpose of this study is to contribute to the professional literature on the emerging area of Web-scale discovery services in libraries.
Procedures to be followed: You will be asked to answer 22 multiple choice type questions and 2 open ended questions
Discomforts and risks: There are no known risks or discomforts for participating in this survey.
Benefits: The anticipated benefits of this study are that participants will have the opportunity to learn first-hand information about Summon, and how it might enhance their research and teaching. You may also get a sense of satisfaction from contributing to this evaluation process. It is also anticipated that this study will be of benefit to the library profession by expanding the research data available on the emerging area of Web-scale discovery services.
Duration/time: It will take about 12 - 15 minutes to participate in this survey
Statement of confidentiality: This study does not collect any information that would identify you.
Right to ask questions: You can ask questions about this research. Contact Lesley Moyo at (540) 231-2708 day time telephone, (814) 777-7565 evenings and week-ends, with questions. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, contact Virginia Tech’s Office for Research Protections at (540) 231- 4606. The contact person is Dr. David Moore, IRB Chair. 2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 2000. Blacksburg, VA 24060
Voluntary participation: Your decision to be in this research is voluntary. You can stop at any time. During the survey, you do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to answer.
Please print or retain a copy of this informed consent statement for your records.