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Survey

We are interested in your opinions about access to the materials, the use of the web site for classroom instruction, and the potential for scholarly research. We therefore seek your input in these areas: Searching, Browsing, Content, and Interface design/functionality. You may feel more prepared to comment on one area over the other, but we are hoping that your evaluation can encompass all the areas. We ask you to complete this evaluation as a potential user of this digital collection and thank you in advance!

This survey should take approximately 10 minutes.

User Information

  1. Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, faculty member, independent researcher, or librarian?
    Undergraduate
    Graduate student
    Faculty member
    Independent researcher
    Librarian
    Other - Please specify:
  2. Where are you located?
    Ithaca, NY
    Other - Please specify:
  3. How would you describe your level of knowledge about Southeast Asia?
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
  4. For what purpose are you using this web site?
    Research paper
    Classroom instruction
    Other - Please explain:

Searching

  1. Which kind of searches did you try? Check all that apply.
    Basic
    Boolean
    Proximity
    Bibliography
    Search History
  2. Did you understand the differences between the various search options?
    Yes
    No
  3. Were you able to get to the full-text of a book for which you were searching?
    Yes
    No
  4. Did you search within the text?
    Yes
    No

Browsing

  1. Which types of browses did you try? Check all that apply.
    Author
    Title
    Date
    Image
  2. Did you find what you were browsing for?
    Yes
    No
  3. Once you found a book, were you able to view the full text?
    Yes
    No
  4. Which do you think you are more likely to use - Search, Browse, or both?
    Search
    Browse
    Both

Content

  1. How would you rate this web site (on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being not helpful and 5 being extremely helpful)
    1 2 3 4 5
  2. Was the information presented in this web site understandable?
    Yes
    No - Comments:
  3. Is there information missing that you would have expected to be included?
    Yes - Please describe:

    No
  4. Rank in terms of information value the various sections of the navigation bar (on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being not important and 5 being extremely helpful).
    HOME 1 2 3 4 5
    COLLECTION 1 2 3 4 5
    ABOUT 1 2 3 4 5
  5. Are there other means for presenting information that should be included (e.g. help screens, glossary, timeline, country information, additional links)
    Yes - Please list:

    No

Interface Design and Functionality

  1. Rank the overall look and feel of the database on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.
    1 2 3 4 5
  2. Was the web site easy to navigate? Could you get where you wanted to go without any difficulty?
    Yes
    No
    Comments:
  3. Was the interface too cluttered? (e.g. were there too many objects onscreen?)
    Yes
    No
  4. Was the text legible?
    Yes
    No
    Comments:
  5. Was there a problem with download time?
    Yes. If yes, how long did the page take to retrieve?

    No
  6. Did you encounter any broken links?
    Yes - Please list.

    No
  7. Were there sections you printed out? If so, which one(s)?
    Yes - Please list.

    No
  8. Were there sections you would like to print out, but could not?
    Yes - Please explain.

    No

Additional Comments

Please provide any additional comments below: