In May we told you about the fantastic response to our online library services survey. This is the first of a series of posts to give some feedback on the results and comments and what we are doing to respond to them.
You told us that you are accessing online library resources not just in the library and on-campus but from home, elsewhere in the UK and on the move! We are working to develop new, flexible learning spaces which will help you to use the library in the way that best suits you. More information to follow!
You told us that you wanted to be able to save information about the books and articles you’ve read. By logging into your Library account and opting into ‘reading history’ you can view books you’ve borrowed. Alternatively, you can sign up for Librarytree which saves information about the items you borrow on your personal bookshelf. You can add personal notes about each item and you can also rate, review and recommend them and share this information with friends/classmates. You can also capture and save details of the e-resources that you have been using – articles, ebooks and websites using the ‘Librarytree this‘ bookmarklet tool.
You told us that you wanted to be able to check the catalogues on a mobile phone or tablet. You can access QuickSearch and more on our mobile app. The Library website is also responsive which means that the screen size adapts to the device you are using!
Thanks to those who took the time to complete the survey. The results and comments have given us a lot to think about and will help us to improve and develop services in the future. More blog posts on the survey will follow.