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Spring 2023 UW Libraries Survey

The UW Libraries has offered surveys for faculty and students regularly since 1992 and uses the results to ensure that the UW Libraries is continuously responsive to the needs of the University community.

Some changes based on past assessment results include:

  • Prioritizing Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free subscriptions to reduce access limitations and other use restrictions on ebooks;
  • Streamlining course reserves form and process for instructors;
  • Providing support for tools and strategies to track, document, and communicate research impact;
  • Developing the Open Scholarship Commons, an interdisciplinary and technology-rich space that provides centralized access, support and services for the creation and dissemination of open and digital forms of scholarship;
  • Upgrading spaces in support of research, learning, and student success (including the Research Commons and Odegaard Library)
  • Strengthening support and outreach related to data management, data visualization, open access publishing, and the Electronic Theses and Dissertations program.

A survey for Seattle campus faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students will launch on April 19, 2023. The survey is designed to help the Libraries learn more about research needs. This survey builds on previous assessments conducted by the Libraries, UW-IT, and others in order to inform continued service and infrastructure development. Results will be used to support the ongoing development of data and scholarly communication services, as well as the continued build out of the Libraries Open Scholarship Commons.

Participating in the survey is entirely voluntary and responses are confidential.

The Libraries is partnering with the UW Office of Education Assessment to administer the survey, and the survey will be distributed through the Qualtrics survey tool. Faculty, postdocs, and PhD students will receive an individual email link: please note that the email will come from a non-UW address noreply@qemailserver.com (from the Qualtrics system). If you do NOT receive the survey, please check your spam/junk mail folders.

The survey should take no more than 7-10 minutes to complete. You are able to begin the survey and return later to complete and submit it.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey, please contact Jackie Belanger and Maggie Faber, UW Libraries Assessment team, via the departmental email (libstats@uw.edu).