I’m collecting data for this year’s International Library Automation Perceptions survey.
This survey, now in its sixth annual iteration, provides an opportunity for libraries to register their perceptions of the strategic automation products they use, organizations that provide these products, and the quality of support delivered. The survey also probes at considerations for migrating to new systems and the level of interest in open source products.
While the numeric rating scales support the statistical results of the study, it’s the comments offered that provide the most insight into the current state of library automation satisfaction. Comments will be published in the survey results, redacted of text that might identify the individual or organization responding.
Please help your fellow libraries who might be in the process of evaluating library automation options by responding to the survey. Any information regarding vendor performance and product quality can be helpful when making strategic decisions regarding automation alternatives. A large number of responses strengthen the impact of the survey and the subsequent report.
If you have responded in previous years, please respond again this year to help identify any trends regarding improvement or worsening of the products or support services.
For more information about the survey, for instructions on how to participate, and to see results of previous year’s surveys, see: