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Hello,

A couple weeks ago, I sent out a link to a survey that I am conducting on metadata workflows within Cataloging departments at academic librarians.

It turns out that there was a problem with the Qualtrics survey software settings that was causing it to prematurely close before people who had paused the survey could complete it.  I have fixed it and obtained a new link for this survey.  The old link has been deactivated.

If you have already filled out the entire survey from start to finish and submitted your response, you do not need to retake it, as I already  have your results. 

However, if you began the survey, and have not yet FINISHED it (or you came back to it later and found that it had closed before you could do so), I would really appreciate it if you would be willing to take it again, using the new link below.  Also, if you have not started the survey at all, and would still like to participate, please also use this new link:

Metadata workflows survey

I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the time that people have taken to fill it out so far.   Also, if you come across any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me about it. (Also if you pause it and continue it later, remember to use the same browser and device.)

The timeframe has been extended.  The survey will be open until midnight on June 7th.


Jeannette Ho

Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

University Libraries

Texas A&M University

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5000 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-5000 Tel. 979-845-5438 | Fax 979-862-1166  Texas A&M University Libraries



Original message:

  • Posted to multiple lists; apologies for duplication.

     
    This is an invitation to participate in an online survey on the extent to which academic librarians in the United States have integrated non-MARC metadata work within their cataloging units, how recently they have done so, the types of activities being performed by different levels of personnel both within and outside cataloging/metadata units, and how leadership for this work is organized.

    If you are a librarian who is the PRIMARY manager of non-MARC metadata activities within a cataloging unit or units at a college or university that offers at least a bachelor's degree or higher, you are encouraged to fill out this survey.  Heads of cataloging may also fill it out if there is no cataloging/metadata specialist primarily assigned to this role within such a unit  In order to participate, survey respondents should be knowledgeable about how such work is organized at their libraries, and what tasks are performed by different types of personnel both within and outside cataloging units.

    If you are a head of a cataloging unit that has NOT integrated non-MARC activities into their workflows at this time, you are also encouraged to complete this survey and answer questions about reasons for not doing so, obstacles faced, and future plans.

    While many libraries have transitioned their catalogers away from solely performing "traditional cataloging" using MARC to working with non-MARC metadata, some libraries may have struggled to do so, chosen not to take on such work, or assigned more limited roles to catalogers in this area.  It is hoped that the results of this survey can provide an updated "snapshot" of the extent to which cataloging units have incorporated non-MARC metadata into their workflows, and how they have done so.

    The link to the informed consent and the survey is below.  If you choose to participate, please have it completed by May 24th.


    If you have any questions, please contact the researcher using information below:


    Jeannette Ho

    Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

    University Libraries

    Texas A&M University

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    5000 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-5000 Tel. 979-845-5438 | Fax 979-862-1166  http://library.tamu.edu/