American Memory User Survey

The National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress is conducting this online survey to better meet your needs and expectations. After you have had the opportunity to use the American Memory Historical Collections, please take a few minutes to let us know a bit about your usage by filling out our user survey. We appreciate your comments.

Note: If you have a specific question about finding American history content in American Memory, please direct your request to the NDLP Reference Librarian: [email protected]

  1. When you use the American Memory Web site, are you using it primarily as a
    Member of the general public
    Student, elementary/secondary
    Student, higher education
    Educator, elementary/secondary
    Educator, higher education
    Professional researcher
    Other, please describe:

  2. What is your primary reason for using the American Memory Web site?
    Work assignment
    School assignment
    Scholarly research
    Personal project
    Other, please describe:

  3. How did you first learn of the American Memory Web site?
    Followed a link from another Web site
    Came up as a result from an Internet search engine
    Read about it in a print publication
    Read about it in an online publication
    A person told me about the site
    Other, please describe:

  4. How often do you visit the American Memory Web site?
    This is my first visit

  5. What is the primary place you access the WWW from?
    Elementary or secondary school
    College or university
    Public library
    Other, please describe:

  6. Did you come to the American Memory web site today with a need for particular information? If so, please describe it briefly.

    Note: If you have a specific question about finding American history content in American Memory, please direct your request to the NDLP Reference Librarian: [email protected]

  7. Did you find items in the American Memory collections that are relevant to your needs or interests?
    Yes No n/a (No Answer)

  8. Describe how you have used any of the American Memory materials.

  9. What would you like to see added to this Web site?
    More historical information about each collection now online. Yes No N/a
    More introductory samples of the materials in the collections. Yes No N/a
    More suggestions for using American Memory in the classroom. Yes No N/a
    More search tips and examples. Yes No N/a
    A frequently-asked questions section. Yes No N/a
    Information about the conversion process from original material to digital item. Yes No N/a
    Interviews with historians. Yes No N/a
    Please describe below any other additions you would like to see made to American Memory.

  10. Please evaluate, on a scale of one to five, the following statements about American Memory:

    5 = Strongly agree 4 = Agree 3 = Neither agree nor disagree 2 = Disagree 1 = Strongly disagree
    The American Memory home page gives me a helpful overview of the content of the Web site.
    5 4 3 2 1
    The names of the links are clear and accurate. They take me where I expect to go.
    5 4 3 2 1
    The language is easy to read and understand.
    5 4 3 2 1
    The search tools make the information I am looking for easy to find.
    5 4 3 2 1
    The content of the collections is useful to me.
    5 4 3 2 1

  11. Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
    Grammar school
    High school
    Vocational/technical school
    Some college
    College graduate
    Master's degree
    Doctoral degree
    Professional degree
    Other, please describe:

  12. What is your zip code?

    If you live outside of the United States, please specify the country:

  13. What is your age?

  14. What is your gender? Female Male

  15. Do you have any additional comments about the American Memory web site?

  16. Optional: If you are willing to have us contact you at a later date, please include your name, and your e-mail address or telephone number.


Questions about the American Memory User Survey? Send us e-mail at [email protected]
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