[spcollig] call for participation: survey about COVID-19's impact on archives and special collections

Edwards, Eric A EEdwards at ILSOS.GOV
Thu Sep 30 17:47:52 UTC 2021

Please excuse any cross-posting.

(via Zachary Stein, University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

NOTE: This is a revised version of the survey "Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Archives and Special Collections." The survey has been updated to include archivists from multiple kinds of institutions. For those who completed the first survey, I invite you to fill out this new one, as the old answers have been deleted. Again, apologies for the inconvenience.

You are invited to participate in an online survey (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://louisiana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3jHzemBVbiSQXuC__;!!DZ3fjg!o8AG0sYDUUIeOoLhzbpiHGUjlYqygWtpnSjLGk7GKgLAuCSNsnjnV8mAF_SnAPQBvCNPNiA$ ) examining the impact of COVID-19 on archives and special collections. This link will take you directly to the Terms of Consent page.

Principal Investigator:
Zachary G. Stein
Head of Special Collections/Assistant Professor
Edith Garland Dupré Library
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Purpose of Study:
The COVID-19 pandemic required archivists and special collections staff from various institutions to change the ways they worked to accommodate conditions to protect patrons and themselves. The goal of this study is to gauge insight into how archivists adjusted to the pandemic and the effect these adjustments had on their work when returning to their sites.

Procedure of Study:
Participants will be asked to take a survey on conditions and accommodations adopted when returning to work in the archives. The survey should take roughly 10-20 minutes to complete. Participation is optional and there is no penalty for not completing the survey.


Participants in this study include directors and heads of archives. Institutions include, but are not limited to academic libraries, public libraries, special libraries, and government archives. Participants should be limited to one director/head per institution.

Privacy and Confidentiality:
No identifying information will be used. All survey responses will be de-identified so no participant or institution can be personally identified. Only the principal investigator will have access to the dataset; the dataset's existence on the Qualtrics server will be removed one year after the data collection phase.

For any questions, please contact the principal investigator Zachary G. Stein at zachary.stein at louisiana.edu.

Thank you,
Zack Stein

Eric A. Edwards
Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1796
eedwards at ilsos.gov<mailto:eedwards at ilsos.gov>
(217) 558-1928
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