An Approach to Assessing Faculty Use of Locally Loaded Databases
A survey was used to study faculty use of, preferences for, and satisfaction with either the SPIRES/Prism or the BRS MENTOR interfaces for locally loaded Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). The findings showed no significant difference in faculty preferences for one or the other interface; however, faculty use of locally loaded databases was associated with having a campus computer account. The study also looked at use of other locally loaded databases by faculty in education and other social science disciplines. The limitations of the survey are addressed.
Fiscella, Joan B., and Edward Proctor. "An approach to assessing faculty use of locally loaded databases." (1995).