Internet Survey

Vinta Dobrenen vinta at UNR.EDU
Fri Aug 27 13:40:24 EST 1993


In Message Wed, 25 Aug 1993 16:32:58 -0400,
  William Milheim <WMILHEIM at PSUGV.PSU.EDU> writes:

>                              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?      __16___
>        How long have you used e-mail of any type?              __8___
>        How long have you been an Internet user?                __1___
>
>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:                                  __5___
>
>                Discussion group(s):                            __6___
>                        (Specify)
>
>                Usenet (or Netnews)                             ___1__
>
>                Electronic journal(s)/newsletters(s):           ___1__
>                        (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:              __1___
>                Library Catalogs:               __4___
>        .       Specialized Databases:          ___5__
>
>
>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               __1___
>                American Psychological Assn.                    __1___
>                CARL                                            __4___
>                CITADEL                                         __1___
>                Cleveland FreeNet                               ___1__
>                Dartmouth Dante                                 ____1_
>                Dialog                                          __4___
>                Dow-Jones News Retrieval                        __1___
>                Dranet                                          __1___
>                EDIN                                            __1___
>                EPA                                             __1___
>                ERIC                                            __2___
>                FEDIX/MOLIS                                     __1___
>                GenBank                                         __1___
>                Geographic Name Server                          __1___
>                International Centre for Distance Learning      __1___
>                ISAAC                                           __1___
>                Lexis                                           __1___
>                Market/Business Report                          __1___
>                National Education BBS                          __1___
>                Netfind                                         __1___
>                Nexis                                           __1___
>                Oceanic Information Center                      __1___
>                OCLC                                            __1___
>                PENpages                                        __1___
>                RLIN                                            __1___
>                SpaceLink                                       __1___
>                STIS                                            __1___
>                TC Forum                                        __1___
>                Weather Underground                             __1___
>                Webster Dictionary                              __1___
>
>                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                  __1___
>                EASI                                            __1___
>                History                                         __1___
>                LIBSOFT                                         __1___
>                Lyric and Discography                           __1___
>                NASA                                            __1___
>                Online Libraries Directory                      __1___
>                Science Education                               __1___
>                SIMTEL20                                        __1___
>                SUMEX-AIM                                       __1___
>                U.S. Supreme Court Decisions                    __1___
>                Washington Uni. Public Domain Archives          __1___
>
>                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                                          __2___
>                Campus-wide Information Systems                 __4___
>                Gopher                                          __4___
>                WAIS (Wide-area information servers)            __1___
>                WWW (WorldWideWeb)                              __1___
>                Veronica                                        __2___
>                HYTELNET                                        __1___
>                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?
>              It is very important for e-mail, for tracking sources, and
for database research.
>
>
>6.      Advantages the Internet offers over other resources?
>                 wide range of users, etc. and good services set up.
>
>
>7.      Barriers to using the Internet?
>                   just takes time
>
>
>8.      Your most memorable use of the Internet?
>             some of the interesting items on the discussion networks.
>
>
>9  These questions will help us interpret the results of this study:
>
>        Title:   ________Resource Center Coordinator______________________
>        Affiliation:  __Geriatric Education Center, University of Nevada_
>        Discipline:  _____Librarian/Information Specialist_______________
>        Research Interest(s):__Computer Literature Searching, Database
Building, Literature by and about the elderly, rural interdisciplinary
continuing education._________________________
>        _________________________________________________________
>
>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:  _vinta at unr.edu____________________.
>
>
>            :) Thank you for taking the time to participate :)




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