AIS3705 PRACTICAL PORTFOLIO FINAL SUBMISSION

A WORD OF THANKS

Assignment 3  for the portfolio was the most challenging since it was the final lap towards the completion of a year’s work I worked so hard for. I enjoyed laying down the plan for a community analysis and needs assessment of the users and potential users of Alex-San Community Library. I had fun searching for information that would be added to my fist and second tasks respectively. Finding additional information on the history of Alexandra Township on Wikipedia was the most exiting.

A word of thanks goes out to all the scholars of Information Science in the group BInf Unisa Students on social networking site Facebook. To Pauline Maritz, Jullie Makwata, Karen Buckley, librarians at Alex-San Community Library and Carol Mwaura, I acknowledge all the knowledge sharing activities we engaged in during the year. Although we are worlds apart, we were able to communicate beyond the constraints of time and space. Thanks to the advancements in technology communicating was as easy as one could imagine. Without your inspiration and courage this portfolio wouldn’t have been a success. I look forward to a prosperous new year ahead and all the best for your upcoming exams. I am hoping to nail this one with the Department of Information Science, lecturers and examiners alike.

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User Studies Survey 2012(PRACTICAL PORTFOLIO AIS3705)

Practical Portfolio Task 2 t/a ALEX-SAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY USER STUDIES SURVEY 2012

SURVEY COVER LETTER FOR ALEX-SAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY USER SURVEY

 

Official Mahlaga Molepo

 

Letter-head

 

Bachelor of Information Science Fellow

Department of Information Science

University of South Africa

P.O Box 392

0003, South Africa

Date emailed 22 June 2012

 

Researcher’s address Mahlaga Molepo

33, 10th Avenue, Alexandra, 2090

 

What study is about?

 

Its usefulness: Community Libraries face serious challenges with the

advent of technology. Information and Communications

Technologies now allow library users to access

information without having to physically visit a library.

Is this phenomenon causing a decline in community library?

usage? I am going to research online databases and

Community libraries because I want to find out what the

role of online databases in community libraries can be in

order to understand how community libraries can attract

more users when they subscribe to online databases.

 

Why library was chosen;

and who should complete

the questionnaire? Your library is one of out of many in which users will be

asked to give their opinions on the above-mentioned

matters. From the sample population of all users of Alex-

San Community Library a sample size of 100 elements was

drawn, a consecutive identification number allocated to

each element in the sample frame and the lottery or

fishbowl selection method and technique used.

 

Promise of confidentiality

And professional ethics You are assured of complete confidentiality. The

Principles of integrity, business ethics and objectivity

will be adhered to for professional ethics and respect

for respondents.

 

Usefulness of study The results of the study will be made available to the

Department of Information Science at the University of

South Africa for review and evaluation. You may receive a

summary of the results by “writing COPY OF RESULTS

REQUESTED” on the back of the questionnaire. PLEASE NOTE:

do not include the request in the questionnaire itself.

Include your name(s) and contact details.

 

What to do if

questions arise I would be most happy to answer any questions you might

have. Please email or call. My work telephone is (012)

441 5781, mobile +2783 952 992 3 and email

molepmj@unisa.ac.za

 

Appreciation Thank you for your assistance

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