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Examining use of English and Non-English language metadata

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Title:
Examining use of English and Non-English language metadata
Creator:
Jerome, Melissa
Spears, Laura
Language:
English
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Participant Recruitment

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A team of George A. Smathers librarians are examining the use of English and non-English language standards that are used to help catalogers in all academic libraries to assign labels (metadata) to non-English language materials that we collect here at the libraries. We are conducting both one-on-one interviews with scholar/experts and group interviews with librarians, UF graduate students and UF library technical administrators to 1) better understand how these efforts may impact access to these materials; and, 2) how implementing processes to include this metadata in our growing body of international collections will impact our workflows.
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melissa Jerome.

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University of Florida
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Dear Participant: A team of George A. Smathers librarians are examining the use of English and non English language standards that are used to help catalogers in all academic libraries to assign labels (metadata) to non English language materials that we collect here at the libraries. We are conducting both one on one interviews with scholar/experts and group interviews with librarians, UF graduate students and UF library technical administrators to 1) better understand how these efforts may impact acces s to these materials; and, 2) how implementing processes to include this metadata in our growing body of international collections will impact our workflows. We are asking you to participate in these discussions that will be conducted by our research team If you agree, we will schedule these meetings. There are no direct benefits to you as a participant but we expect this study to contribute to our implementation of improved cataloging work with respect to non English language materials. Your participat ion is voluntary and you can withdraw withou t penalty at any time. Scholar/experts participating in individual interviews will be asked to speak on the record as experts in your field; librarians/graduate students/library technical administrators participa ting in the focus groups will be provided confidentiality to the fullest extent of the law but we cannot guarantee that your co participants will keep the discussion confidential, although that is our request. We will be recording the interviews and will k eep these secured on UF equipment. We expect that the interviews will take just one hour and we do not anticipate any adverse effects We will be providing lunch (pizza or other) during these conversations but will not provide any other compensation to th e participants. This study has been submitted to the University of Florida Human Institutional Review Board Office (02) and is approved (#IRB201801630). If you have questions about the study, please contact me via email (laura.spears@ufl.edu) at Library West ( #519 ); or by phone, (352) 273 2711 Laurie N. Taylor, PhD. i s the co PI on this project and can be reached at laurien@ufl.edu or at (352)871 5113. If you have questions about the study, contact our IRB02 Offic e at Box 112250 University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611 2250 p hone 392 0433. We are really excited that you will consider participating and look forward to hearing from you no later than August 1 6 2018. Laura I. Spears, PhD. Assessment Librarian George A. Smathers Libraries. Library West #519 (352) 273 2711