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Rand Library Evaluation Survey.

Published 1976

by Cecily J. Surace, Marilyn Schoen, Donald P. Trees

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A Rand Library user survey was conducted in February 1975. The basic objective involved the collection of sufficient baseline data describing user characteristics, usage, and satisfaction parameters to enable specific library policy alternatives to be evaluated. The codebook gives a brief overview of the survey instrument design, the data collection methodology, the data reduction process and the structure and distribution of the data, including actual response frequencies. The preliminary analysis is included to provide the policy context for the survey and some additional interpretive information.

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