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TL Hartman <[log in to unmask]>
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TL Hartman <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 10 May 2001 13:26:43 -0500
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The developers of the new Biocritique: Forum for the Medical
Professional site would appreciate medical librarians'
professional opinions on the design and content of their
site before it is launched to the health professional world.
This research site is unique in many ways - one is on
the homepage: a recognition message for medical librarians
and their service.

There is a thank you gift for the first 500 librarians responding to
this survey.  Biocritique will be available for more questions
and comments at the MLA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall in
Orlando, Florida.

Please send survey results to [log in to unmask], and not to the
medlib-l list.
TL Hartman, MLS
Beck and Call Technologies
PO Box 31192
Omaha, NE 68131-0192
[log in to unmask]

1. On which continent is your library located?
___North America ___Europe ___Other

2. How many health and research professionals does your library
serve in its primary audience? researchers_____
physicians_____nurses______allied health_____

3. What do you look for in an online information resource that
will serve your primary health and research professional audience?
Rate each on a scale of 1-5 (5= most important):
___no access fee
___ease of use
___clear, uncluttered interface
___absence of overt commercialism
___full-text information source
___recommendation by your peers
___recommendation by health professionals known to you
___peer-reviewed content by world-renowned health professionals
___archived information with searchable index
___intuitive search functions

4. How do you recommend web-based information resources to your
health professional audience? Check all that apply:
___by email
___by hard-copy newsletter/handout
___on the library/organization web page
___by phone
___in person
___during a regularly scheduled training session

Please visit the Biocritique site at
before answering the questions below.
Use the login: [log in to unmask], password: library.

5.In your professional opinion, please rate the following on a
scale of 1-5 (5=highest level):
___ease of use
___quality of information

6.How likely are you to recommend such a site to
your health professionals?
____very likely
____somewhat likely
____not likely to recommend to health professionals

7.How likely are you to recommend such a site to
other librarians?
____very likely
____somewhat likely
____not likely to recommend to other librarians

8.How often would you use this sort of
information resource in a week?
____once a week
____once to three times a week
____once a day

9. Now that you know about Biocritique, how many health professionals
and medical librarians will you share it with, and why?

10.What other options would you like to see on the site to
make it more useful to your library and the audience you serve?

11.What type of training would you like for yourself and/or your
staff before feeling comfortable in training your
health professionals on how to use the site?

12. Over the next 6 months, what percentage of your total
health professional audience would you be able to inform about

13. Over the next 6 months, what percentage of your total health
professional audience would you be able to train to use Biocritique?

14.If you or your staff begin training your health professionals
on how to use Biocritique effectively, what form of recognition
would you appreciate receiving? Check all that apply:
___certificate of award sent to your library
___public mention on the Biocritique site
___a monetary award for the training staff
___a monetary award sent to your library's parent organization

Please include your name, email, and library address information below
if you wish to receive future news about the Biocritique site as well as
a thank you gift (available to the first 500 respondents)
for filling out this survey.
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