For University of Cambridge members, a new web page listing forthcoming, active, and recently completed trials of e-resources has been created here:
This is linked from the main Cambridge Libraries’ e-resources site (https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/eresources) and includes a new “Eresource Trials Feedback Form”. This form will now be used for all trials (e-journals; e-books; e-resources) to invite feedback from users of trial access.
Librarians who mail out to their Departments and Faculties can include their own library’s contact details if they prefer to have trial feedback sent directly to their library. A few general notes of guidance around trials are provided in Information for Cambridge Librarians on eresources (Raven access).
The aim of the new page is to provide clearer information to end-users about what trial access is available and when, and the new form is intended to make the process of providing feedback simpler and more user-friendly. Giving prompts for feedback and collecting the basic few data elements in the form should also make for more systematic analysis of the feedback.