Hello everyone! My co-investigator and I are conducting a research study about the use of the Internet of Things technologies in libraries, and we are requesting your participation in a short survey.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the integration of objects, and even spaces, with the Internet. Perhaps your washing machine sends you an email when your laundry is done, or you scan a QR Code as part of a walking tour. These are examples of the IoT. We are interested in investigating how IoT technologies are being used in libraries, including changes to spaces and service models due to the integration of IoT, IoT learning opportunities for staff and users, and how libraries are addressing privacy and security concerns that may accompany the IoT.
We are asking you to participate in this research study by completing an online survey: https://rutgers.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOSIoLnT7lJODcN<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frutgers.qualtrics.com%2Fjfe%2Fform%2FSV_bOSIoLnT7lJODcN&data=02%7C01%7Cjordan.nielsen%40rutgers.edu%7C22a8fbc1eacb494eb99708d50b823286%7Cb92d2b234d35447093ff69aca6632ffe%7C1%7C0%7C636427576236226589&sdata=jnqghSIbhTcm51vaVS51WP3BJRl9HEAwTTpZvoaPKAc%3D&reserved=0>
This survey contains a series of multiple choice and open-ended questions. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes. Your responses will be anonymous.
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Rutgers University (Protocol # 2017-000-1329) and San Diego State University (Protocol # HS-2017-0273). The principal investigator, co-investigator and the Institutional Review Boards at Rutgers University and San Diego State University are the only parties that will be allowed to see the data, except as may be required by law. If a report of this study is published, or the results are presented at a professional conference, aggregated statistics and anonymous comments only will be shared. All study data will be kept for five years. There are no foreseeable risks to participation in this study.
Participation in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate, or you may withdraw at any time during the study procedures. If you have any questions about the study or study procedures, you may contact:
Principal investigator: Jordan Nielsen, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Co-investigator: Keven Jeffery, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the IRB Administrator at Rutgers University at: Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects; Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; 3 Rutgers Plaza; New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559; Tel: 848-932-0150 Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and/or the IRB Administrator at San Diego State University at: Division of Research Affairs, Human Protection Program, Gateway Center, Rm 3505, San Diego State University, 5250 Campanile Drive, MC 1933, San Diego, CA 92182, Tel: 619-594-6622, Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Jordan M. Nielsen, MSIS, MBA | Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian
Specialist for Business, Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technology & Informatics
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers University Libraries | James Dickson Carr Library
75 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854