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]