[Metadatalibrarians] Study on the Organization and Structure of Cataloging Units in Academic Libraries

Jeremy Myntti jeremy.myntti at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 07:56:26 PST 2016

***Apologies for Cross-Posting***

Study on the Organization and Structure of Cataloging Units in Academic
Libraries -- FOLLOW-UP

Several people have reported difficulties with one of the questions in this
survey. If you are unable to select multiple options on the question in the
original survey about the people that complete different cataloging tasks,
we would ask that you skip that question in the main survey and then also
complete the following (much shorter survey) that should allow you to
choose multiple options.


We are sorry for any inconvenience and frustration this may have caused.

Liz Woolcott and Jeremy Myntti

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Jeremy Myntti <jeremy.myntti at gmail.com>

> ***Apologies for Cross-Posting***
> Study on the Organization and Structure of Cataloging Units in Academic
> Libraries
> You are being invited to participate in a research project conducted by
> Jeremy Myntti, Interim Head of Digital Library Services, University of Utah
> and Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State
> University.  This survey will analyze the current and changing structures
> of Cataloging Departments/Units in academic libraries. The survey will be
> available through April 30, 2016. This survey is open to anyone
> self-identifying as an employee of an academic library with knowledge of
> the structure and organization of the cataloging unit that supports that
> library.  The total number of participants in this research project will
> depend on the number of people who respond to this survey.
> This is a virtual multi-­location study. This survey will ask respondents
> about the past, current, and potential future structures of their
> Cataloging Departments.  Participants will answer a series of questions
> related to the past and current organizational structure of their
> cataloging department and future plans for changing the structure. The
> survey should take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. Respondents
> should only take this survey once.
> http://bit.ly/1QPURCD
> While you will not directly benefit from participation, your participation
> may help investigators understand current trends in organizational
> structures for cataloging departments. The results of this study may be
> published in professional journals. It may also be used for educational
> purposes or for professional presentations. However, no individual
> respondent will be identified. Your participation in this project is
> anonymous. We will not be collecting any personally identifying information.
> If you have any questions, you may contact Liz Woolcott (
> liz.woolcott at usu.edu or 435-797-9458) or Jeremy Myntti (
> jeremy.myntti at utah.edu or 801-585-9537).
> Best regards,
> Liz Woolcott and Jeremy Myntti
> The Institutional Review Board for the protection of human participants at
> Utah State University has approved this research study.  If you have any
> questions or concerns about your rights or a research-related injury and
> would like to contact someone other than the research team, you may contact
> the IRB Administrator at (435) 797-0567 or email irb at usu.edu to obtain
> information or to offer input.
> The University of Utah's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has approved
> this study. Contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as
> a research participant. Also, contact the IRB if you have questions,
> complaints or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the
> investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at (801)
> 581-3655 or by e-mail at irb at hsc.utah.edu.

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