Patron Site Use Responses:Primary Purpose 55% use the web site to perform account- related activity 41% use the site to search for items 8% use the site to access downloadable items 6% use the site for readers advisory 4% use the site for research 2% use the site to find information about programming and events
Patron Site Use Responses:Secondary Purpose 32% use the web site to perform account- related activity 26% use the site to search for items 12% use the site for readers advisory 11% use the site to find information about programming and events 11% use the site for research 8% use the site to access downloadable items
Staff Responses:What’s the most important thing forour patrons? 28% account features 18% catalog/classic catalog 18% ebooks/downloadables 13% search 5% information 3% programming and events
Staff Response:What’s the most important thing YOUuse? 40% catalog/classic catalog 35% ebooks/downloadables 11% databases 10% readers advisory 8% information 6% programming
Staff Responses What problems do patrons have? 27% catalog/classic catalog 23% ebooks/downloadables What problems do staff have? 28% catalog/classic catalog 22% ebooks/downloadables 18% search 15% site speed/performance 8% cart/book bag
Staff Responses How could the site support your work better? 18% “ok as is” 14% improved search 12% improved speed/performance 12% visibility of X If you could change one thing… 13% ebooks/downloadables 11% catalog/classic catalog 11% visibility of X 9% “nothing,” “no suggestions”
5 Recommendations Rebuild the web site as a portal to the catalog and other tools, rather than a second catalog. Improve III account experience. Improve search function across formats. Keep exploring and expanding reader advisory opportunities. Reconsider content refresh intervals of content for web team workflow.
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