Take part in our Library Research User Study

Invitation to Participate in a Library Research User Study

Have you ever used library systems to search for and access sources? If so, we would like to talk to you about this and give you a prize for your time, if you're selected to participate in our study.

OCLC is a global library that supports thousands of libraries by providing shared technology services, original research and community programs. OCLC Research, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and The University of Adelaide Library are working together on a study to investigate how post-graduate students and faculty staff get access to resources and why they choose particular types of access (i.e., ILL; requesting library purchases; purchasing from Dymocks, Barnes & Noble, etc.; borrowing from the library or a friend or a colleague, etc.).

If you are interested in participating in this study, you will need to complete a brief online screening survey and provide your email address, which should take about 10 minutes. We will use this to determine if you fit the study profile. If you are chosen to participate in the study, you will need to give your consent by signing a consent form. Please understand that you will not be compensated for completing the screening survey. You only will receive compensation if you are chosen and participate in an interview.

Interviews will be conducted and recorded, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Your identity will be kept confidential. Your email address and any other identifying information will not be connected to your interview responses. Furthermore, you may withdraw your consent at any time to terminate your participation. For your participation and completion of the interview, you will receive a gift voucher.

Please access the following link to take the screening survey.

If you know anyone who would be interested in participating in this study, we encourage you to pass on this information.  We look forward to your participation and thank you for your time.

Study contact: Jordana Feek, User Experience Projects Librarian (Barr Smith Library, The University of Adelaide)

Study lead: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director of Library Trends and User Research (OCLC)

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