Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Why should I complete the Library survey? Does anything change?

Yes, things do change! The feedback and comments from the last Library survey resulted in these changes:
  • Access enabled to all offshore students, including those studying at partner institutions
  • Longer loan periods for DE students to all online Library resources and services
  • Longer loan periods for students on practicum and placements
  • Complete redesign of the Library website
  • Introduction of free InterLibrary Loans to support Researchers
  • Redesign of the Library catalogue
  • Purchase of extra resources in nominated areas such as nursing, pharmacy, education
  • The purchase of books, textbooks and recommended readings in ebook format
  • 40,000 of CSU’s 41,000 journal titles switched from print to online format
  • Thousands of extra journals purchased
  • Many new journal databases purchased
  • Development of Library blogs, podcasts, Watch-it tutorials and self help guides
  • Development of Learning Commons at Orange, Bathurst and Thurgoona
  • Laptops available for loan at all campus Libraries
  • More resources to support research
  • Purchase of more DVDs, CDs, novels and graphic fiction
  • Development of RSS feeds
  • Development of collections to support research at CSU
  • Purchase of more group tables, comfy sofas and chairs
  • Increase in hours for the 1800 help desk service
  • Development of Parents' rooms for students with kids at Orange (opening 2009) and Thurgoona (opening later this year)

Your feedback really does make a difference!

Access the survey on the Library website.

PS - don't forget that all students and staff completing the survey are eligible for three prizes of $150.

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