You are invited to participate in a survey designed to collect information
on the practice of embedding metadata into digital objects.
The purpose of the survey is to explore the cost and benefit of embedding
additional (i.e. LAM-generated) metadata into digital objects, to the end
of evaluating current practice and defining best practices.
The survey consists of a mix of closed and open ended questions.
Participation should take between 15-20 minutes.
*Please follow this link to complete the survey: *
Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Cruz and Edward Corrado,
Associate Dean, Library Technology Planning and Policy, University of
Alabama are conducting this survey.
*Participation is voluntary; participants will have the right to
discontinue the survey at any point without penalty.*
Information obtained from the online survey will be collected in a manner
that human subjects cannot be identified, directly or through identifiers
linked to the subject. Data will be made available to the profession; along
with analysis of current practice and possibilities for future research.
The University of California, Santa Cruz Institutional Review Board has
determined that this survey qualifies as exempt from full IRB oversight.
No human subjects harm is expected to occur during the online survey.
*Deadline for completing the survey is September 15, 2015.*
Contact Rachel Jaffe at 831-502-7291 or [log in to unmask], or Edward Corrado
at 205-348-0266 or [log in to unmask] with questions or concerns about this
study. If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this
research, please contact the University of California, Santa Cruz Office of
Research Compliance Administration, at 831-459-1473 or [log in to unmask]
Metadata Services, University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Edward M. Corrado
Library Technology Planning and Policy, University Libraries
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266
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