Yes, I will be interested in participating in this survey.
Susan L. Tsui
Head of Bibliographic Management
University of Dayton
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Program for Invitation to participate
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I would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming study on the
attitudes of cataloging professionals toward the BIBCO core record. This
project involves conducting telephone interviews with 20 front-line
original catalogers and 20 cataloging managers from BIBCO member libraries
and is intended to explore how both managers and working catalogers feel
about the core record. The results of the survey will be used to assist
the PCC Policy Committee in planning and marketing for the BIBCO program.
It is also anticipated that the results will be used as the basis for an
article to be submitted for publication. Further information about the
study is available at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/coretudeprop.html
Your participation would involve about 30 minutes of your time to answer a
set of questions about the core record. The interviews will take place
during the 3(superscript: rd) and 4(superscript: th) weeks of March (weeks
of March 19 and March 26, 2001). Interviews will be tape recorded and
transcribed for analysis. Your name and institutional affiliation will be
kept strictly confidential, and you will not be identified by name or
affiliation in any reports produced. The interviews will be conducted by
Diane Cellentani, a professional researcher based in Columbus, Ohio, with
over 20 years of experience in library-related research projects. Ms.
Cellentani is serving as consultant on this study.
To ensure the project's success, broad participation will be essential.
Please feel free to forward this message to your cataloging staff and/or
colleagues. Because of the study's parameters, however, not everyone who
is interested in participating will be able to be interviewed. Potential
participants will be asked to complete a brief screening questionnaire
before an interview is scheduled. Upon receipt of a message from you
indicating interest, I will forward the questionnaire to you. It should
only take a few moments to complete and return. After I have received your
completed questionnaire, I will be in touch with you about the next steps.
If you are interested in participating, or have further questions about the
study, please contact me. My contact information appears below.
Thank you for your interest in this study.
Coordinator of Technical Services
M.P. Catherwood Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
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