Are you an academic at the University of Sydney? If so, please complete our survey!
When you first heard about Rare Books & Special Collections (RBSC) at the University of Sydney Library, what did you expect it to be? What do you think it is now?
We are looking into how RBSC is perceived and used (or not used!) so that we can provide a better experience for people trying to learn about and access it.
We are currently seeking feedback from University of Sydney academic staff via a 5-10 minute survey with the option of a 30-60 minute interview over Zoom. We want to hear from academics who have used Rare Books & Special Collections as well as those who haven’t. So, if you have never used Rare Books & Special Collections before or don’t think it’s relevant to you, please still participate – we would love to hear from you.
What the survey covers
- what you think Rare Books & Special Collections is
- where you first heard about it
- if/how you are using it
There is also an optional section about the East Asian Collection, as part of this is located alongside Rare Books & Special Collections.
The interview will be a conversation about your perception and experiences of Rare Books & Special Collections: things you like or find frustrating, what you think it is or should be, and if it is useful or relevant to you.
You can complete the survey only if you would like, but please also consider the interview. It will be held at a time that suits you and we won’t be repeating the survey questions. If you are willing to be interviewed, please let us know at the end of the survey.
Survey closes 22 May 2021