I'm posting this on behalf of my colleague Marielle Veve.  Please excuse cross-postings.

Melanie Feltner-Reichert


To *all catalogers* (with or without MLS) in academic libraries:

SURVEY: Integrating Non-MARC Metadata Production into the Duties of 
Traditional Catalogers


          You are invited to participate in a brief national, online 
survey.  The objective of this survey is to research the national trends 
in the integration of Non-MARC metadata work into the duties of 
traditional catalogers and the perceptions and attitudes catalogers hold 
towards non-MARC metadata.

            For this study we would like to invite all catalogers in 
academic libraries, with or without MLS, who are involved in any aspect of 
non-MARC metadata work.  

            I am asking you to please participate by answering this 
multiple choice survey. Your answers will be completely anonymous and 
confidential and will only be used to summarize information. 

*No* names or institution affiliation will be asked.  

    Responding to the survey constitutes informed consent to participate 
in the research. The survey is voluntary, and you may withdraw from it at 
any time. 

   It should take approximately 10 minutes to answer the 28 multiple 
choice questions of the survey.  

   To complete the survey, follow this link 
The deadline to complete the survey is Sept.1, 2008.  

    If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, 
you may contact the principal researcher, Marielle Veve; at Hodges 
Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996; [log in to unmask]  If you 
have questions about your rights as a participant, contact the Compliance 
Section at (423) 974-3466.  

Thank you in advance for assisting in this research project by taking the 
time to respond to the survey. This research project has been approved by 
the University of Tennessee's Institutional Review Board.


Marielle Veve
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Assistant Professor
Hodges Library-University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone:  (865) 974-0394
E-mail: [log in to unmask]