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Evaluation of the Academic Library by Technology Transfer Offices in Higher Education


Primary Research Group has published Evaluation of the Academic Library by Technology Transfer Offices in Higher Education, ISBN 978-1-57440.309-1.

This international study presents data from two surveys done respectively in late 2011 and 2013 that queried the technology transfer departments of research oriented colleges and universities worldwide about how they view their academic libraries. The study gives extensive data on how these departments feel about their medical, business school and general academic libraries. They answer questions about how much help that they receive, where they need more help, what they like about what their libraries are doing, and where they fall short. The study is an invaluable aid to any academic library seeking to become an essential part of their institution's technology development and licensing efforts. Just a few of the universities that participated in the study include: Yale, Johns Hopkins, the University of Aberdeen, City University London, Oxford, the University of Michigan, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, the University of Southern California and many others.

Just a few of the report's many findings are that:

  • When asked how useful their business school library is at their institution for the work done by the Technology Transfer Office, 11.11% of the sample said it was "very useful," 19.44% said it was "useful," 25.00% said it was "occasionally useful," 25.00% said it was "not very useful," and 19.44% said it was "more or less useless."
  • More than 75% of the non-USA institutions sampled felt that their academic libraries were not very useful or useless in helping them to find patent information.

The study is available directly from Primary Research Group and also from major distributors of books and research reports. Print and PDF versions are available for $98.00. Site licenses are also available. For a table of contents, free excerpt, list of survey participants and the questionnaire, or to place an order, visit our website at www.PrimaryResearch.com