On behalf of the ArchivesSpace Planning Project* and the University of Illinois Archives, I am conducting a research study to gather and analyze information concerning current practices in implementing open source archival management software, as well as the environment in which a next-generation archival tool will be implemented. In this respect, I would like to request that you complete the survey that is available at http://svarozhich.grainger.uiuc.edu/limesurvey/index.php?sid=34977
Your participation should take no more than 20 minutes and is completely voluntary.
Your participation is important, since it will help shape our planning report and the design of the new tool and services that support it. If you choose to participate, please respond no later than November 14th, 2010.
Sincerely (and with apologies for cross posting),
Christopher J. Prom, Ph.D.
Assistant University Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
T: +01 217 333 0798
E: [log in to unmask]
* The ArchivesSpace planning project seeks to develop a next-generation archives management application that will incorporate the best features of Archivists’ Toolkit™ (AT) and Archon™. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project team aims to develop a technical, sustainability, and governance plan for the new system.
Terms of Participation
You must be 18 years or older to participate in this survey. By completing the survey, you are supplying voluntary consent to participate in a research study. You may refuse to participate without penalty. You may skip any questions that you would prefer not to answer. The decision to participate, decline, or withdraw from participation will have no effect on future relations with the University of Illinois or the ArchivesSpace Planning Project.
If you participate, you will be responding via a secure web form generated by a University of Illinois server. The privacy of your response is assured while the form is in transit to us. Once your response has been received, it will be stored in a password-protected folder on a secured computer network accessible only to the responsible project investigator, Christopher J. Prom and IT staff who manage the server.
You will not directly benefit from your participation in this study, but there may be general benefits to knowledge and archival practice. Results from this study may be published in professional journals.
You are not required to provide your name or personally-identifiable information to participate in this study. If you choose to voluntarily provide contact information, neither your name nor any personally-identifiable information will be cited in a presentation, publication, report or any other public forum.
Please contact Christopher Prom, assistant university archivist and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at [log in to unmask] or at +01 (217) 333-0798 for answers to questions about this research.
If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study, please contact the University of Illinois’ Institutional Review Board at 217-333-2670 (collect calls accepted if you identify yourself as a research participant) or via email at [log in to unmask]