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MINES for Libraries survey launches

March 6th, 2014

in African Studies Library, Astronomy Library, Frederick S. Pardee Management Library, Mugar Memorial Library, Music Library, Pickering Educational Resources Library, Science and Engineering Library, Stone Science Library


This March the BU Libraries, with the help of our colleagues at IS&T, rolled out MINES for Libraries. MINES is a brief transaction-based survey that samples users of the libraries’ electronic resources to find out the purpose of their use. Survey results will allow us to better understand and document the impact of the libraries’ electronic resources on teaching, learning, and research at BU.

MINES has been administered at more than 50 North American libraries since 2003, and is managed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), which has a long-standing role in the development and application of performance measures and management tools.

Please take the survey when you see it, even if you’ve taken it before. We are attempting to get a representative sample of users. It takes less than one minute to complete. If you have any questions or concerns about MINES, you can contact the Libraries’ Assessment Committee at assess-l@bu.edu. Thanks!