Internet Survey

William Milheim WMILHEIM at PSUGV.PSU.EDU
Wed Aug 25 15:32:58 EST 1993


                              INTERNET SURVEY

                     Adele F. Bane <AFB2 at PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
                 William D. Milheim <WMILHEIM at PSUGV.PSU.EDU>
              The Pennsylvania State University at Great Valley
________________________________________________________________________________
This electronic mail survey is being conducted to identify the functions of the
Internet that are most used by the academic community.  You have been chosen as
a member of a selected academic list service (LISTSERV) to participate.
Results of this survey will form the basis of a journal article to be published
later this year.  Please answer all survey questions.
________________________________________________________________________________

INTERNET INSIGHTS:  A Survey

We will begin by asking a few questions about yourself:

        How many years of computer experience do you have?      _____
        How long have you used e-mail of any type?              _____
        How long have you been an Internet user?                _____

Three primary functions of the Internet have been identified.  They are
electronic mail, Telnet or remote log-in, and FTP or file transfer.  An
estimated 15 million users take advantage of these functions daily.
This survey explores the use of each of these services.

1.  E-Mail Use:  How often do you make these connections?

           (Insert the appropriate number beside items below:)

        1=Not at all                    4=About 2-3 times a month
        2=A few times                   5=Once a week
        3=About once a month            6=More than once a week

                Private Email:                                  _____

                Discussion group(s):                            _____
                        (Specify)

                Usenet (or Netnews)                             _____

                Electronic journal(s)/newsletters(s):           _____
                        (Specify)



2.  Telnet Use:  How often do you connect to remote databases?

           (Insert appropriate number beside items below.)

        1=Not at all                    4=About 2-3 times a month
        2=A few times                   5=Once a week
        3=About once a month            6=More than once a week

                Games/Simulations:              _____
                Library Catalogs:               _____
        .       Specialized Databases:          _____


2a.  How frequently do you connect these Internet sources:

           (Insert appropriate number beside items below.)

        1=Not at all                    4=About 2-3 times a month
        2=A few times                   5=Once a week
        3=About once a month            6=More than once a week

                American Mathematical Society BBS               _____
                American Psychological Assn.                    _____
                CARL                                            _____
                CITADEL                                         _____
                Cleveland FreeNet                               _____
                Dartmouth Dante                                 _____
                Dialog                                          _____
                Dow-Jones News Retrieval                        _____
                Dranet                                          _____
                EDIN                                            _____
                EPA                                             _____
                ERIC                                            _____
                FEDIX/MOLIS                                     _____
                GenBank                                         _____
                Geographic Name Server                          _____
                International Centre for Distance Learning      _____
                ISAAC                                           _____
                Lexis                                           _____
                Market/Business Report                          _____
                National Education BBS                          _____
                Netfind                                         _____
                Nexis                                           _____
                Oceanic Information Center                      _____
                OCLC                                            _____
                PENpages                                        _____
                RLIN                                            _____
                SpaceLink                                       _____
                STIS                                            _____
                TC Forum                                        _____
                Weather Underground                             _____
                Webster Dictionary                              _____

                Other  (Please specify):


3.  FTP Use:  How often do you download files from FTP archive sites?

           (Insert appropriate number beside each item)

        1=Not at all                    4=About 2-3 times a month
        2=A few times                   5=Once a week
        3=About once a month            6=More than once a week

                Computers and Academic Freedom                  _____
                EASI                                            _____
                History                                         _____
                LIBSOFT                                         _____
                Lyric and Discography                           _____
                NASA                                            _____
                Online Libraries Directory                      _____
                Science Education                               _____
                SIMTEL20                                        _____
                SUMEX-AIM                                       _____
                U.S. Supreme Court Decisions                    _____
                Washington Uni. Public Domain Archives          _____

                Other (Please Specify):


4.      Several navigational aids have been developed for the Internet.
        How often do you use these network guides?

           (Insert appropriate number beside items below.)

        1=Not at all                    4=About 2-3 times a month
        2=A few times                   5=Once a week
        3=About once a month            6=More than once a week

                Archie                                          _____
                Campus-wide Information Systems                 _____
                Gopher                                          _____
                WAIS (Wide-area information servers)            _____
                WWW (WorldWideWeb)                              _____
                Veronica                                        _____
                HYTELNET                                        _____
                Other (Please specify):


Personal experiences can be the most helpful to other users.  Please comment on
the following:

5.      The importance of the Internet to your work?



6.      Advantages the Internet offers over other resources?



7.      Barriers to using the Internet?



8.      Your most memorable use of the Internet?



9  These questions will help us interpret the results of this study:

        Title:  ________________________________________
        Affiliation:  __________________________________
        Discipline:  ___________________________________
        Research Interest(s):____________________________________
        _________________________________________________________

Please return the completed survey to: WMILHEIM at PSUGV.EDU
by September 3, 1993.

If you would like a summary of the survey results, please place your
e-mail address here:  _____________________.


            :) Thank you for taking the time to participate :)




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