Survey of the audiences

In addition to these barometric attendance surveys and at the same time as the national research programmes which are conducted annually to develop inter-professional knowledge on books, reading and the changing uses of libraries, the Studies and Research Service also carries out other types of field studies for the Bpi.

Surveys, analyses of statistical data, individual or group interviews and observations are the methods most frequently used for these studies, which cover the composition of audiences, the use of specific collections and the visitors to the dedicated areas.

Recent surveys

Atelier informatique, Bpi, photo Delphine Nicolas

Digital mediations at the Bpi. Helpdesk and personal support 

(Agnès Camus, 2014)
The survey concerns an original way of assisting in the appropriation of information technology and digital skills: a Bpi computer technologist makes his knowledge available to the public through a hotline – “Computer clicks” - and also through training sessions – Information Technology Workshops. Have these two approaches found their targeted audiences?  What have been their effects, not only regarding the acquisition of skills by audiences but also on their views of themselves?

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The audience of the Festival Cinéma du Réel  

(Emmanuelle Garnier, 2012)

Since 1978, the international festival of documentary films Cinéma du Réel is a leading international event, where the public and professionals discover films by confirmed authors or by new talent, on the history of documentary cinema and contemporary offerings. The objective of this study is to assess the composition of the audience and to measure their satisfaction. How do audiences get to the festival and why? What are their views of the “Cinéma du Réel”?



Surveys underway

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The audience of the Information Technology Workshops of the Public Information Library 
(Anaïs Crinière, 2014)

A series of semi-structured interviews was conducted with audiences of the Bpi Information Technology Workshops between April and June 2013: how do initial feelings of incompetence and mistrust of IT tools develop and change?  What tangible and immediate benefits can one draw from these sessions?  What kind of social rehabilitation can be expected? What kinds of relationships are established during a few weeks?

Users of the BiblioSésame Service of the Public Information Library (september-december 2014)

Online since 2005, the BiblioSésame Service was the subject of a survey by questionnaire during the first half of 2014. In order to complete this initial approach, a qualitative survey will be carried out with several objectives:  better understand the motivations of internauts and the nature of their search paths; evaluate the impacts of BiblioSésame in terms of developing the IT skills of internauts.