Journal need survey Joanna Tousley-Escalante 16 Feb 1998 14:38 UTC

Our library will undertake a badly needed review of journal use/need
this year.  As we consider instruments to weigh the "need" value, I
would like to hear from those of you who have undertaken this exercise
in the recent past, or who have a regular review set up for use

We are considering how to ask them to rank their need and are
considering offering them a scale of 1-3 [3 being need very much; 1
being only some need].

What other ranking or grading options do you consider that allow staff
to indicate value to them while giving us the option to cut if budget
requires this?

Also, has anyone found software to assist in such an endeavor?

Our thanks in advance for your thoughts on this question.

Joanna Tousley-Escalante

*       Head Technical Services Unit
*       VIC Library - Vienna, Austria
*       International Atomic Energy Agency