RISM User Studies

The RISM Central Office carried out a series of user studies between 2014 and 2015 that examined how people interact with the online catalog.

A survey about the online catalog was available from October 30, 2014 to February 28, 2015 (view the survey questions here). In total, 551 valid responses were received, 342 in English and 209 in German.

Publications and Conferences

Comments from the survey

Our initial reactions to some of your comments were posted the week of August 10, 2015. For a full evaluation of all the comments, please see The RISM Online User Survey: Report, above.

First up, we talked about coverage in RISM and how we cite secondary literature.

Next, we talked about the chronological limits of RISM and how these limits are set.

Lastly, we discussed the issue of libraries, coverage, and completeness.