2007 End of Year Survey


1. According to our records, your organization changed its membership status between 2006 and 2007. Why?
  8 out of 18 (44%)
My organization had insufficient funds to rejoin
  2 out of 18 (11%)
LDC's corpora were not interesting or relevant
  0 out of 18 (0%)
Miscommunication, it must have slipped through the cracks
  0 out of 18 (0%)
LDC's offerings did not meet my organization's R&D needs
  8 out of 18 (44%)
Other, please specify

2. How often do you contact the LDC?
  3 out of 238 (1%)
Weekly
  50 out of 238 (21%)
Monthly
  80 out of 238 (33%)
Annually
  105 out of 238 (44%)
Rarely

3. Please select your preferred method of communicating with the LDC.
  15 out of 258 (5%)
Telephone
  8 out of 258 (3%)
Fax
  231 out of 258 (89%)
Email
  3 out of 258 (1%)
Via the postal service
  1 out of 258 (0%)
Other, please explain

4. Have you had any difficulty in contacting the LDC?
  9 out of 238 (3%)
Yes
  229 out of 238 (96%)
No

5. How often do you visit the LDC homepage http://www.ldc.upenn.edu ?
  0 out of 238 (0%)
Daily
  14 out of 238 (5%)
Weekly
  128 out of 238 (53%)
Monthly
  92 out of 238 (38%)
Rarely
  4 out of 238 (1%)
Never

6. Are you able to find the information that you need on the homepage?
  87 out of 231 (37%)
Yes, with great ease
  140 out of 231 (60%)
Yes, but only after some investigating
  4 out of 231 (1%)
No

7. If you have visited the LDC Catalog page,http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog, please rate its usability.
  16 out of 235 (6%)
Excellent
  109 out of 235 (46%)
Very Good
  89 out of 235 (37%)
Adequate
  3 out of 235 (1%)
Inferior
  18 out of 235 (7%)
I have never used the Catalog

8. If you have searched for a specific corpus in the LDC Catalog, please comment on your experience.
  147 out of 231 (63%)
I searched for a specific corpus, found it, and it suited my needs
  13 out of 231 (5%)
I searched for a specific corpus, found it but it did not suit my needs
  32 out of 231 (13%)
I performed a general query that pointed me to a specific corpus that did suit my needs
  6 out of 231 (2%)
I performed a general query that pointed me to a specific corpus that did not suit my needs
  14 out of 231 (6%)
I performed a specific or general query and did not find a corpus that suited my needs
  19 out of 231 (8%)
I never used the LDC Catalog

9. Were all of your data needs satisfied by corpora released in 2006 and 2007?
  97 out of 228 (42%)
Yes
  95 out of 228 (41%)
No, I primarily used older data
  14 out of 228 (6%)
No, I was unable to utilize any LDC corpora this year
  22 out of 228 (9%)
I did not have any data needs in 2006 or 2007

12. If the LDC were to shift all publications to high density DVDs, would you/your organization be able to easily use them?
  57 out of 228 (25%)
Yes, I/we already own a high density DVD reader
  141 out of 228 (61%)
No, I/we would have to buy the necessary equipment
  30 out of 228 (13%)
No, I/we have no plans to purchase a high density DVD system

13. If you own or intend to purchase a high density DVD reader, which format did or would you select?
  42 out of 131 (32%)
Blu-Ray
  58 out of 131 (44%)
HD-DVD
  31 out of 131 (23%)
Other (please specify)

14. Were you aware that the LDC held a Fidelity Celebration in the summer of 2007 to thank the community for their continued support during our 15 year existence?
  19 out of 235 (8%)
Yes
  57 out of 235 (24%)
Yes, I had heard something about it but am unaware of the particulars.
  159 out of 235 (67%)
No

15. Would you visit a suggestion board on the LDC's homepage?
  120 out of 233 (51%)
Yes
  113 out of 233 (48%)
No