Science, Technology and Industry Collection (STIC)-- survey, May 1998
titles requested by UCB faculty, students and other users
UCB contact for this project was then-AUL Katie Frohmberg
About the Data
In 1997 and 1998, a group of science librarians representing the UC
campuses, met with future Librarian of the California Digital Library,
Richard Lucier, to help define where the California Digital Library should
first focus its resources and efforts. Since it was presumed that science
and technology would be the first fields to offer significant digital
information, it was decided that computer science and biotechnology should
be the focus of the initial efforts of the CDL.
However, to best gather input from faculty and staff, a questionnaire was
devised which was administered at all UC campuses in the spring of 1998.
Input at UCB was solicited in a variety of ways:
- Face-to-face meetings with some individuals and some faculty groups
- E-mails to faculty members in various departments
- a Web link to a web data collection form was inserted into relevant library home pages
Two questions were asked:
- "Please list the five journals that are most frequently read by
individuals with your research interests"
- "If different from the above, please list the five journals you would
most like to have your students read".
Two hundred and ten responses were received which are tabulated below. The web site
tabulating the data for all 9 UC campuses should be ready in September 1998.
Summary of responses
- 210 faculty members of which 125 made recommendations for both faculty and students
- 34 students
- 3 other responders
- 20 departments
- 1,919 recommendations were made
- 1062 recommendations came from faculty for faculty
- 690 recommendations came from faculty for students
- 152 recommendations came from students
- 15 recommendations came from others
- 555 unique titles were requested by faculty for faculty
- 405 unique titles were requested by faculty for students
- 87 unique titles were requested by students for students
- 14 unique titles were requested by others
- 670 unique titles were requested for all groups
- Data review included
- we attempted to identify typos and normalize titles when responders used abbreviations
- we left variations on titles intact when they seemed substantive:
e.g. Physical Review lists separately from Physical Review Letters
Raw data for UCB is available upon request.
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Last update 8/31/98 by: Gail Ford