Invitation to participate in research on Web 2.0/social media in archives and libraries

Judith Clark Judith.Clark at RDC.GOVT.NZ
Thu Sep 12 21:36:57 EDT 2013

Hi - the Council's WebMarshall (security) dropped me out of the survey
part way through.


Just thought I'd let you know.







Judith Clark 
Information Services Manager 
Rotorua District Library
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Pvt Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046, NZ




From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On
Behalf Of Vanessa King
Sent: Thursday, 12 September 2013 6:56 p.m.
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Invitation to participate in research on Web
2.0/social media in archives and libraries


[Apologies for cross-posting]

Dear list subscribers


My name is Chern Li Liew and I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of
Information Management (SIM) at Victoria University of Wellington, New
Zealand. I am conducting a survey research in partnership with my
colleague Dr Gillian Oliver, also a Senior Lecturer in SIM.  This
research has been approved by the Victoria University of Wellington,
School of Information Management Human Ethics Committee.  


We are seeking participation from archives and libraries worldwide,
particularly those that have implemented Web 2.0/social media or
explored but decided against adopting such technology.


This project explores current decision-making and practices underpinning
the implementation or non-adoption of Web 2.0/ social media in libraries
and archives.  An anticipated outcome of this study is the development
of a snapshot of key strategic issues and concerns faced by those
involved in the planning, development, management and maintenance of
digital cultural heritage.  Our overall aim is to highlight issues,
critical (success) factors and challenges identified, to offer
suggestions for the way forward and to invite further discussion.


If your organisation has implemented Web 2.0/social media, or explored
and decided against implementation, we would like to know more. We would
be very grateful for input to our survey from the individual who holds
the main responsibility for overseeing the social media platform or Web
2.0 project(s) in your organisation.


The estimated amount of time needed to complete the survey is 15-30
minutes (the amount of time may vary depending upon your response to
some questions). The survey will remain open until Friday 27 September


Please click this link for further information and to begin the survey:


The following people are involved in this research:


Dr Chern Li Liew (Principal investigator) ChernLi.Liew at

Dr Gillian Oliver (Associate investigator) Gillian.Oliver at

Vanessa King (Research Assistant) Vanessa.King at


If you have any questions or would like to receive further information
about the project, please contact ChernLi.Liew at (Principal


Thank you for your consideration.  It is very much appreciated.


Yours faithfully


Dr Chern Li Liew

Dr Gillian Oliver



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