Strategic use of the Internet by librarians
Mary Jean Johnson
siphoj at global.co.za
Fri Oct 1 06:16:27 EDT 1999
I am writing to you as members of the web-4lib. I would like to examine
the strategic use of the Internet by librarians/ information professionals.
Please send your responses BACK TO ME PERSONALLY. Please do NOT
send your responses to the list.
I will try to keep this survey brief, and hope that you can respond
by email. If you have any questions about this, you can contact me
at the email address or telephone number below.
I will strip off all email headers when tabulating the results of
this survey. All responses will be handled with the utmost
Q#1: Does your organisations have an Internet/ intranet/ extranet site?
#2: Approximately, how many users have Internet access?
__1-10 __11-20 __20-50 __51-100 __101-200
__200-250 __251-350 __351-500 __500 or more?
#3: What is your employment situation?
3a) primarily a student
3b) work as independent information provider/consultant
3c) work for a consulting company
3d) work for an academic library
3e) work for a public library
3f) work for a law firm
3g) work for a government agency
3h) work for trade association
3i) work for a corporate library in a corporate setting
3j) work in a different environment (please explain)
Q4: #Location of the company:
What part of the globe do you call home? (open ended response)
Please give your country.
4 a) Is your organisation based at one location?
4b)If not, do branches have access to the website?
Q#5:Intranet / extranet
5a:Does your organisation have an intranet / extranet?
5b:Are there secure areas of the intranet / extranet?
5c:Are some of these secure areas available to customers / members/ users/ students of your organisation or suppliers?
6a: Is the website used for marketing the organisation?
7:Use of website to do business
7a: Is your site interactive?
7b:Are visitors to your site able to order products or services on your
7c: Are visitors to your site able to pay for products or services on your
Q#8 Use of the website to provide employees with information
8a: Is there information that can only be found on the company's site?
8b:If so what % of information required to do the job?
8c:Does your organisation set targets for information required
to do the job to be displayed on the Web?
8d:Do these targets form part of performance evaluation?
8e:What measurement(s) / metrics are used to evaluate performance?
Q9#: Personal home (web) pages of librarians/ information professionals
9a: Do you have a personal home page/ personal web page on
your company/ organisation's website?
If Yes for since when?
9b:Do you require special permission to have a personal home page?
9c:Is maintaining a personal web page a job requirement?
9d:Does your organisation provide information on publishing on the Web?
9e:Does your organisation provide training on publishing on the Web?
Again, thank you very much for taking the time to answer this survey.
I will gladly share the results with you.
Mary Jean Johnson
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cape Town South Africa 8000
email: siphoj at global.co.za Tel: 418 4300
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