This survey aims to collect data on usage of public library e-resources during lockdown and librarians' expectations of the role of e-resources post-lockdown. It comprises 20 multiple choice questions that should take no longer than 8 minutes to complete. DCA will share the full data and analysis with all respondents and make a £1 donation to The Libraries Campaign for every completed survey received. All entrants who share their email address will also be entered into our prize draw for the chance to win £100 worth of premium tea from Canton Tea Company,  or a £100 donation to the Library Campaign. 

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* 1. What types of digital resources do you currently have at your library? Check all that apply.

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* 2. What changes have you made to your digital resources in response to lockdown? Check all that apply.

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* 3. In the past 3 months, what has happened to usage of your digital resources?

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* 4. What is your experience of user awareness of the digital resources in your library?

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* 5. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement 'our online resources are underused'

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* 6. What do you expect to happen to e-resources usage post lockdown?

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* 7. Do you use usage data to inform decision making about collections?

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* 8. Do you use usage data to inform your library marketing?

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* 9. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement 'My library website does a good job of attracting and serving users.'

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* 10. How much control do you have over the look and feel of your library website?

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* 11. How do you promote your online resources to your users? Check all that apply.

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* 12. Do you have a marketing strategy for promoting your library to non-users in your community?

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* 13. How confident are your library staff in supporting users on digital resources? 

Not confident at all Neither confident nor unconfident Completely confident
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* 14. How confident do you believe users are in accessing and using your digital resources?

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* 15. What social media platform have you found to be the most effective for your library?

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* 16. In the next 6 months, how do you expect your library spending on e-resources to change?

We'll spend significantly less on e-resources We'll make no spending changes We'll spend significantly more on e-resources
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* 17. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing your library post-lockdown? 

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* 18. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your library's future needs or challenges?

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* 19. Please enter your email address to guarantee a copy of the results of the survey. By entering your email, you'll also be entered into our prize draw to win £100 of premium tea from Canton Tea Company or a £100 donation to 'The Library Campaign'.

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* 20. Are you happy to be contacted again by DCA for research purposes?

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