Choosing the MISO Survey

A Robust Survey to Assess
Your Services & Infrastructure  

As a library or IT professional, you have many varied needs for assessment. The MISO Survey, developed over many years by a volunteer group of librarians and technologists  provides highly comparable data across peer institutions and  delivers higher response rates than similar surveys. Since 2005, the survey has been administered at 170 institutions. MISO has grown beyond its original base of liberal arts colleges, and is an instrument used by a wide array of institutions, including some of the largest R1 schools.

Flexibility That You Need

MISO has eliminated required questions (except demographics), allowing institutions to select only the items they wish to measure. Whether you want a survey that measures a broad range of library and technology services, or a survey that targets a very specific service point, MISO can meet your needs.. BInstitutions can customize questions to reflect local terminology and even add locally developed questions. And because MISO tests every item in our survey instruments, you can have confidence in the Survey’s validity. 

High Value

MISO’s participation fee is inexpensive by design. This makes MISO a reasonably priced, high value assessment choice for your institution.

Measure Academic Impact 

The MISO Survey enables institutions to gather data about how important library and technology services and infrastructure are for students, faculty, and staff as well as the level of satisfaction with these services. Recognizing that satisfaction data, while very useful, provides an incomplete picture of the academic impact of these services and resources, the MISO Survey has introduced a set of questions designed specifically to measure the academic impact of services as reported by students and faculty.

Hands-On Help

As always, your registration includes timely training and expert support from the dedicated MISO Survey team as you plan, build, and administer your surveys, as well as when you interpret your survey results. Benchmarking and analysis are made easier through our MISO Survey Results workbooks.