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Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013

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A presentation by Boe Horton, Vice President, Asia Pacific at ProQuest, on the changing role of librarians in China. Presented at the 2013 CALIS Annual Meeting.

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Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013

  1. 1. CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIAN2013 SURVEY ON LIBRARIAN IN CHINACALIS Annual Meeting – Tianjin, China – May 2013Boe Horton – Vice President – Asia Pacific
  2. 2. Research Methodology• Thank CALIS and thank allthe DRAA librarians assistingthis study• Qualitative electronic surveyhosted by CALIS andProQuest• Number of Respondents:180 (out of about 800members)• Survey Period: April, 2013
  3. 3. Authoritative contentDiscover solutionsVital management toolsDemographic Breakdown of RespondentsOthers7.92%IT System12.81%Reference53.05%Acquisistion26.22%
  4. 4. During your daily work, did you use mousemore than pen?TotallyAgree76.67%Agree21.91%Disagree0.56%
  5. 5. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%1.11%2.78%22.22%46.11%27.78%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0.56%3.33%13.33%53.89%28.89%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%0.56%2.22%22.78%46.67%27.78%ComputerSystemCommunicationSkillsTimeManagementWould you like to attend more training programson the following subjects?
  6. 6. When there is no corresponding resources forcertain enquiries from the library users:• You prefer acquiring the resource through InterlibraryLoan System instead of direct purchase (eitherelectronic or printed resources).Totally Agree22.78%Agree46.11%Neutral22.78%Disagree7.78%StronglyDisagree0.56%
  7. 7. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%16.11%57.22%15%9.44%2.22%• Archived and kept private due to their rareness andscarcity.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%0.56%12.22%20%47.78%19.44%• Turned into electronic resources and released selectively for better preservation.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%1.11%9.44%21.67%46.11%21.67%• Turned into electronic resources and released openly for wider circulation.Special Collections in libraries should be:
  8. 8. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%1.11%17.78%55%26.11%When providing consultation to library users:• They are willing to come to you for more resources when doingresearch.• If there are better search engines, you can provide the libraryusers with more related data.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%0.56%12.78%58.33%28.33%
  9. 9. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%8.89%51.67%23.33%13.89%2.22%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%2.22%13.89%56.67%27.22%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%0%0.56%22.22%46.11%31.11%• There is no need for specific software platform, having a referencedesk, consulting hotline and Email address is enough.• Having some popular instant messaging tools (e.g. QQ) will be both convenientand efficient.• It is better to have some professional consulting software platformswhich will be easier to manage and maintain.About the communication platform betweenyou and library users:
  10. 10. • You can make standardized usage reports when purchasinglibrary resources.TotallyAgree13.33%Agree37.22%Neutral38.89%Disagree10%StronglyDisagree0.56%About the usage of database:
  11. 11. About the usage of database:• If there is a comparison of the cumulative usage ofdifferent databases, it would be helpful to make purchasedecision.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%0%2.78%6.11%45%46.11%
  12. 12. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00%0%0.56%11.67%60.56%27.22%• Nowadays, libraries should provide more space for students to meet and study inthe libraries.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%2.78%48.33%27.22%16.11%5.56%• In order to save the space in libraries, more printed books should be collected outsidelibraries.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%0.56%13.89%55.56%30%• Libraries should provide more E-Books for students to use.About the spatial arrangement of the library:
  13. 13. StronglyDisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotallyAgree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00%0%0.56%6.11%63.33%12.22%About the change of librarians’ job nature:• My job nature has changed considerably when compared withthat of a few years ago.
  14. 14. • There will be even more changes in my job nature in the comingfew years.StronglyDisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotallyAgree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%3.89%12.78%59.44%23.89%About the change of librarians’ job nature:
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  20. 20. Academic Library Expenditureson Purchased and Licensed Content0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%19982000200220042006200820142020Print books and journalsE-journals and e-booksProjected changeYou are hereSource: US Dept of Education, NCES, Academic Libraries Survey, 1998-2008
  21. 21. Manual WorkGetting and Aggregating Usage DataVendor Usage Data Survey – Gayle Baker & Eleanor ReadDownloadingReformingManipulatingReview/AnalysisAverage40 to 60 hours perassessment period“The results show that more timewas spentacquiring, reformatting, andmanipulating the data than onactually analyzing them.”
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  26. 26. Q & A

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