May 28, 2022

Results: Questions About Libraries From BBC/British Library "Gaining Knowledge" Online Survey + Take March Survey

The March 2011 “Growing Knowledge” online survey from the  BBC and British Library is now online.

What is Growing Knowledge?
Growing Knowledge websites are at BBC Online and the British Library. Growing Knowledge is also an exhibition at the British Library where you can carry out research using innovative technologies at specially designed multimedia workstations.

Here are results from past  “Gaining Knowledge” surveys that mention libraries and librarians.

Direct to Question/Answer Archive

From September 2010

+ The British Library Should Include Social Media Material In Their Collection If Enough People Recommend It

+ Are Library Catalogues Obsolete Since We Now Have Web Search?

From October 2010

+ Libraries Should Have Networking Rooms

From January 2010

+ Crowdsourcing-Asking Questions Via Social Media-Is Quicker and Better Than Asking a Librarian

+ Libraries are Going to Become Less Relevant To My Work and Funding Should Be Used to Improve Online Offerings.

+ The British Library Should Embrace Social Media.

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The March survey can be completed in just a couple of minutes. Three of the four questions deal with social media while he other deals with peer-reviewed publishing.

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Gaining Knowledge Twitter Stream

Hat Tip and Thanks: @ndalyrose

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