Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Thursday, 14 May 2015

What's in a Name? Labels Stick

Electronic Resources

at the Whittaker Library

We agonized.  We wondered if we were using the wrong term for all our lovely electronic resources.  So we designed a Survey Monkey survey (doesn't everyone?), and asked our students if things like Naxos, JSTOR and Digital Theatre Plus should be called something else instead.  

Like Digital Resources, or Digital Collections, or Online Resources, or "E" something-or-other, or even "Web Collections"?

Well, guess what?  Electronic Resources won, hands down.  49% of all respondents said so.  Maybe we've just shouted the benefits of our electronic resources so long and so loud that everyone has got used to the idea and can't imagine them being called anything else.

If you're a student or staff colleague at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and still wondering what this posting is about, then you need to visit this page, urgently!  Come and ask the library staff if you need anything explaining.

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