We are currently seeking case studies on how Jisc Historic Books is being used in research, teaching and learning.
Case studies provide us with valuable insight into how this research tool is used by the community. They will help to ensure the continuous development of Jisc Historic Books meets the needs of the community as well as raising awareness of its uses in the UK academic sector.
We welcome case studies from students, researchers and lecturers who are using Jisc Historic Books.
As Jisc Historic Books provides meaning-based searching across EEBO, ECCO and the British Library 19th century collections for the first time we're really keen to hear your thoughts on the results it returns and the kind of materials you have been able to discover with it..
Completed case studies will receive a £50 Amazon voucher. A selection of case studies will be published on our website and used in reports and publicity materials.
User Satisfaction Survey 2012-13
The survey ran from 29 November 2012 to 28 February 2013, with a pop up prompt appearing after logging in to the platform, and we received 162 responses. 54% of respondents indicated they were regular users of the platform and used it either several times a week or once a week, and 61% said they would recommend Jisc Historic Books.
Features that were liked include the breadth of the collection, and the ability to search online and download for offline reading. We also received a range of suggestions for improvements which will be taken on board as we develop the platform.
The full user satisfaction survey report (PDF, 1.11MB) is available now and some highlights are shown below.
We were also pleased to receive some very positive comments on the platform including:
Higher Education, postgraduate student:
"The breadth of the collection - and ease of finding material - is remarkable."
Higher Education, undergraduate student:
"It provides a formidable database of early texts which can be used for research in a variety of areas."
Other sector, researcher/reader:
"I certainly do recommend it - it would be impossible to conduct research today without consulting it."