64 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
The Polsky Exchange has been collecting feedback from mentors and mentees on office hours. We plan
on approaching them to collaborate on an assessment analysis of this feedback.
There is a general recognition and understanding that such assessment would be beneficial, but no
conversations have been held. It would be premature to identify specific measures.
We are constantly collecting data, but we only have a few months of data at this point. We intend to
focus more on analysis in the future.
We are currently tracking our support for entrepreneurship in LibCal/LibInsight and distributing
workshop evaluation forms. We are considering ways to measure the impact of these services.
We have not yet developed an assessment plan.
We plan to assess use of resources acquired specifically to support entrepreneurship: usage statistics,
verbal feedback.
We were a beta partner for Measure the Future.
Answered No N=1
The library seeks feedback on all activities supporting the college, but not specifically on our support
for entrepreneurship.
27. Please describe up to three of the most significant challenges faced by your library in providing
support for campus entrepreneurship activities. Please list these challenges in order from most
impactful (1) to least impactful (3). N=52
Ability to provide services to non-university clients, e.g., startups. Ability to keep up with
demand for entrepreneurship services. Ability to maintain collections levels and add additional
electronic resources.
Awareness of need(s). Providing all resources needed.
Budget (2 responses)
Campus entrepreneurial activity is decentralized, making it hard to become an official “partner.” Most
entrepreneurial activity on this campus is social innovation so the ideas don’t always fit traditional biz
plan methods. Early stage entrepreneurs don’t realize how much information is available to them from
the library.
Collections: current, real world, cutting edge. Staff members dedicated to supporting the university
entrepreneurship activities. Funding.
Collections to support applied research needs. Perceptions of library as valued partner for startups.
Liminal status of many in the entrepreneurship community doesn’t match “gated” license agreements.
Commercial licenses for products. Staffing. Lack of centralized structure for entrepreneurial activity.
Communication with faculty on initiatives and projects. Limitations of resource licensing. Staffing: our
small team is spread thin across many academic areas and programs, so not able to dedicate time to
develop our entrepreneurship-related services.
Conditions of use restrictions for specialized business resources. Lack of response from
key stakeholders.
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