European University Library Survey 2017 - User Surveys and other Methods for Library Development

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Håkan Carlsson - University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg University Library

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Gothenburg University Library rorId


In 2015 a working group was commissioned by LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, charged with investigating lessons learned and good practices in library support, as well as identifying new and developing library services by means of various tools and methods. A survey was initiated in order to investigate the subject matter. It was administered to all 308 LIBER university libraries in May of 2017.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome


All LIBER university libraries

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
All LIBER university libraries were included based on LIBER membership records. Special- and national libraries were excluded.

Time period(s) investigated

2017-05-17 – 2017-07-04



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: web based
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2017-05-17 – 2017-07-04
  • Source of the data: Other
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Europe

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Gothenburg University Library

Topic and keywords

Research area

Education (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media and communications (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Information studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Higher and further education (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Information society (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Media, communication and language (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 2020-06-10