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Subject: Survey of computer use: summary

Survey of computer use: summary

From: Roy Lipscomb <roy_lipscomb>
Date: Thursday, August 12, 1993
A survey form to collect data about computer use among conservators
was distributed to Cons DistList members on March 24, 1993.  By the
survey deadline of April 20, 1993, eight members had responded (four
by email, four by U.S. Mail).

Though a sample this size cannot hope to represent the conservation
field as a whole, the responses nonetheless have anecdotal interest,
and they do offer a convenient opportunity to compare your computer
resources with those at several other sites.

Some highlights from the responses:

    One participant has offered to share her institution's "home- grown"
    collection-survey software with other institutions.

    Four (possibly five) of the eight participants are already using
    software to manage conservation work flow.  Of these, three are
    developing additional software for that purpose.

    Two participants added extensive comments about their site.

    The most-often requested software features on the "wish lists" of
    the participants were (1) ability to interact with the online
    catalog (including via barcode scanning), and (2) ease of use.

An email copy of the full survey results is available on request
from Roy_Lipscomb [at] cpsnet2__cps__edu, or from Conservation OnLine.

Much thanks to each of the participants!

Roy Lipscomb
Logic Associates

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:20
                  Distributed: Monday, August 16, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-20-004
Received on Thursday, 12 August, 1993

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