The Library recently ran a short survey to get SGUL students & staff feedback on the Library’s new search tool – Hunter.
The survey received 272 responses. Most (75%) of the respondents were undergraduates with the remainder being postgraduate students (13%), CPD students (5%) and academic & NHS staff (7%). 72% rated Hunter as ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’ and 79% said that it has improved how they access full text content.
The free text comments were interesting. Most were positive in nature with many commenting on how Hunter has improved how they access material for their studies/research and that it was also easy to use. There were a few negative comments which were mainly to do with poor off-campus access. The Library is planning to improve off-campus access in the new year.
A look at the usage statistics (see graph below) backs up the positive feedback students and staff gave Hunter during the survey. Hunter is fast becoming SGUL Library’s most used online resource. Below are the usage statistics for Hunter for the 7 month period from 30 April 2013 to 30 November 2013. (The x-axis shows the total number of searches performed and the y-axis shows the weekly date ranges.)
Hunter was beta launched on 30 April and hard launched on 1 Sept. You can see a clear spike in usage since the hard launch – and this level of usage has been sustained.
Thank you to all the students and staff who completed the survey.