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This email message is an approved request for participation in research
that has been approved by the Texas State University Institutional Review
You are invited to participate in a research study
accessibility practices in institutional repositories (IRs) at academic
libraries. This survey is designed to be answered by IR managing staff, but
some questions may require consultation with other library staff.
Participation in this study is voluntary and should take no more than 10-15
All responses are anonymous and no personally identifying information will
be collected. There are no direct benefits, but your participation will
benefit the wider IR community in better understanding current practices
which will inform future discussions about the complexity of these issues.
The questions in this survey focus on accessibility concerns related to
materials available through the repository and not the software application
or platform itself.
We hope to capture responses from as many IR managers as possible and
encourage you to share or forward this survey to any colleagues that may be
interested. The survey is available through the link below:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Waugh (
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Thank you in advance for your time and participation.
William Hicks, University of North Texas
Nerissa Lindsey, San Diego State University
Colleen Lyon, University of Texas at Austin
Kristi Park, Texas Digital Library
Abigail Shelton, University of Notre Dame
Laura Waugh, Texas State University
This project [IRB Number 6668] was approved by the Texas State IRB on
2019-08-16. Pertinent questions or concerns about the research, research
participants’ rights, and/or research-related inquiries to participants
should be directed to the IRB Chair, Dr. Denise Gobert 512-716-2652 - (
[log in to unmask]) or to Monica Gonzales, IRB Regulatory Manager
512-245-2334 - ([log in to unmask]).
Abigail E. Shelton, MSLIS
Mellon Museum and Library Collaboration Grant
Snite Museum of Art
University of Notre Dame
100 Moose Krause Circle
Notre Dame IN 46556-0368