Library Survey: Priorities for Undescribed Collections

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

McMaster University Library is inviting faculty and graduate students to participate in a survey related to “hidden collections,” undescribed materials that currently can’t be found by students or researchers.

Library staff are working to describe these items and invite McMaster faculty and graduate students to provide input on which subject areas contained in these materials would be most useful to open for teaching and research.

On the survey site, participants will be presented with pairs of random and unrelated collections and asked to select one. As the polling progresses, the most selected items float to the top of the results, the least selected toward the bottom.

Users can vote multiple times. The presentation of options will continue in an endless cycle, so users can stop whenever they choose; there’s no pre-set endpoint.

Participate in the survey http://www.allourideas.org/researchcollectionswm