Metalib – dead or alive?. Results of the 2013 Metalib User Survey. Andrew Brown. Brief introduction. “Da ddy works around the corner, on the beach, and in the University and he helps students to find books” “Da ddy works in the library with computers”. An unrivalled location.
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Results of the 2013 Metalib User Survey
Discussed by IGeLU Primo/Metalib Product Working Group (PWG) initially early in 2013
Your institution or organization name
As a metalib customer, how do you currently provide access to remote searching? Select more than one answer if required.
57% Metalib ‘Classic’
45% Metalib via Primo
18% Another interface
Why do you use the interfaces of the above mentioned products?
48.9% No plans to change
4.5% Moving to MetaLib+
12.5% MetaLib via Primo
6.8% Moving to Primo without MetaLib
27.3% Other plans
Our current plans with MetaLib are...
What are your reasons for your choice?
If you are only using the MetaLib 'classic' interface, please go to question 5. What MetaLib features from the 'classic' interface are missing from your current interface?
26.5% Remain as standalone
73.5% Be integrated into Alma at some point
How do you see MetaLib back office being managed in the future?
What do you see as the future of remote search? Federated search, primo central index or something else?
Finally, do you have any general comments or feedback?
Is MetaLib coming to the end of its useful life…
…or does it have a future?
Former Swansea University student Alun-WynJones, Wales International rugby