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Wednesday, 25 September 2002

Canadian National Site Licensing Project to Survey University Faculty on E-journal Usage

The Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP) is a Canada Foundation for Innovation sponsored project established in January 2000 by the Canadian research library community to increase the capacity for research innovation in Canada. Included among CNSLP's objectives are the intent to build Canada's research capacity by increasing published scholarly content available to academic researchers throughout Canada, and the transformation of the research environment by speeding the transition from print-based to digital and value-added forms of scholarly content.

Additional information about the impact of CNSLP at Queen's is available at: http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/news/2001apr09.htm ( Major New National Project Dramatically Increases Queen's Access to Online Information Resources).

A key component in the assessment of CNSLP is an understanding of the research community's usage and satisfaction with, as well as the impacts of, electronic scientific publications. To that end, CNSLP has engaged The Impact Group, an independent research company, to carry out a telephone survey with a random sample of university faculty in the fields of science, engineering, health and the environment who are affiliated with CNSLP member universities.

During the latter part of September and the month of October, research faculty will be contacted by The Impact Group to invite their participation in a confidential telephone interview of approximately 15-20 minutes. This is an opportunity to make an impact and ensure that the needs of researchers will continue to be met.

Results from this study will be made available on the CNSLP website (www.cnslp.ca) early in 2003.

For more information, contact:

Deb DeBruijn
Executive Director
Canadian National Site Licensing Project
Email:   debruijn@uottawa.ca
Phone:   (613) 562-5357
or Leacy O'Callaghan-O'Brien
Communications Director
Canadian National Site Licensing Project
Email:   lobrien@uottawa.ca
Phone:   (613) 562-5800, x.3712

25 September 2002
Queen's University Library, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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