Descriptive Cataloging and Multilingual Proficiencies

You are being invited to participate voluntarily in the above-named study. The purpose of the study is to understand the tasks that catalogers perform using languages other than English. You are eligible to participate because you are a cataloger in a public, special, college, or university library. The survey can be found at through February 22, 2006.

If you agree to participate, your participation will involve completing an online survey of 12 questions that should take no more than 15 minutes. You may choose not to answer some or all of the questions. Your name will not appear on the completed survey and no identifying information is being collection as part of the survey.

Any questions you have will be answered. You may leave the survey at any time before completing it. There are no known risks from your participation and no direct benefit from your participation is expected. There is no cost to you except for your time and you are not compensated monetarily or otherwise for participation in this study.

Only the principal investigator will have access to the information that you provide.

You can obtain further information from the principal investigator, Sylvia Hall-Ellis, at 303-871-7881 or [log in to unmask] If you have questions concerning your rights as a research subject, you may contact the University of Denver Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects and speak with the Compliance Administrator, Dawn Nowak ([log in to unmask] or 303-871-4052).

By participating in the survey, you are giving permission for the investigator to use your information for research purposes.

Thank your for your assistance.


Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Ph.D.

Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Ph.D.
Library and Information Science Program
University of Denver
2135 E. Wesley Ave., #100
Denver, Colorado 80208-4709
303-871-7881 - voice
303-871-3422 - FAX