Re: Wording for journal cancellation survey van Sickle, Jennifer 11 Sep 2008 13:21 UTC

We asked faculty to rank journals based on the following criteria:

1.  Essential for teaching and research or for student assignments.

2.  Nice to have, but not essential.

3.  No longer needed; does not support current teaching/research.

In general, journals that students need for their work are our highest

Jennifer van Sickle
Serials Librarian & Sciences Coordinator
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106

phone: 860-297-2250
fax: 860-297-2251

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Howlett, Lee Ann
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:10 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Wording for journal cancellation survey

We're getting ready to send out
an online survey to our faculty
members asking for their assistance
in determining which titles we
should keep/cancel from a specific

We want to keep this simple and not
give responders too many options
for their answers.  We're thinking
about giving them the choices
(for each title) of:

_ Critical
_ Neutral
_ Cancel

Has anyone else surveyed their users
recently or have any suggestions for

Thank you,
Lee Ann Howlett

Lee Ann Howlett, MA, AHIP
Head, Serials Dept.
Shimberg Health Sciences Library
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 31
Tampa, FL  33612
(813) 974-9080
Fax (813) 974-7032