[cc-community] Participate in IMLS Funded Survey on Digital Library Content Reuse

Elizabeth Kelly ejkelly at loyno.edu
Wed Sep 13 13:58:18 GMT 2017


You are being invited to participate in a research study conducted by
members of a sub-working group of the DLF Assessment Interest Group[1]:
Santi Thompson from the University of Houston Libraries, Elizabeth Kelly
from Loyola University New Orleans, Genya O’Gara from the Virtual Library
of Virginia, Caroline Muglia from the University of Southern California,
Ayla Stein from the University of Illinois University Library, and Liz
Woolcott from Utah State University. This project is funded by a grant (
LG-73-17-0002-17 <https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-73-17-0002-17>)
from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The project team is conducting a community needs assessment, focused on
developing the use cases and functional requirements for a freely
available, collaboratively-developed digital library assessment toolkit,

We are administering a survey that will ask respondents to identify how
cultural heritage organizations currently assess digital library reuse. The
survey will consist of several questions asking participants to identify
barriers for reuse and to prioritize potential solutions and next steps.

The results of this study may be published in professional journals. They
may also be used for educational purposes or for professional
presentations. However, no individual subject or identifying information
will be shared.

Those who meet any of the following criteria are eligible for participation
in this survey:


   those with demonstrated experience, such as direct work experience,
   and/or research that involves building, preserving, and/or assessing
   digital library collections;

   self-identified individuals from underrepresented groups based on
   factors including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religious
   affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, ableness, veteran’s
   status, and/or socio-economic status;

   representatives from organizations with diverse and inclusive

   self-identified representatives from cultural heritage organization
   types that might not be represented in the research team membership.

If you meet the inclusion criteria, we would appreciate your participation
in this survey. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to
complete. Respondents will only take this survey once. The first 50
participants will be eligible to receive a $25 Amazon gift card for
completing the survey.

You can access the survey here:

This survey closes in one month (5:00 p.m. EDT on October 11, 2017)

If you have any questions, you may contact any member of the project team:

●        Santi Thompson at 713-743-9685 or sathompson3 at uh.edu

●        Ayla Stein at 217-300-2598 or astein at illinois.edu

●        Elizabeth Kelly at 504-864-7047 or ejkelly at loyno.edu

●        Genya O’Gara at 703-993-4654 or gogara at gmu.edu

●        Caroline Muglia at 213-821-0756 or muglia at usc.edu

●        Liz Woolcott at 435-797-9458 or liz.woolcott at usu.edu

We look forward to seeing your responses and sharing the results of our


[1] https://wiki.diglib.org/Assessment:User/Reuse

Elizabeth Kelly, C.A., D.A.S.
Digital Programs Coordinator
Monroe Library 332
Loyola University, New Orleans
ejkelly at loyno.edu

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