LGBTQI+ Cataloguing Terminology Survey, MSc Information Management & Preservation

I’m a student on the MSc Information Management and Preservation at the University of Glasgow and I’m interested in hearing the opinions of LGBTQI+ researchers and researchers into LGBTQI+ history regarding their experience within archives.

I would be extremely grateful if you could could complete an online survey for my dissertation which intends to explore the legacy of problematic cataloguing terminology in describing LGBTQI+ histories in the archive.

The survey can take anything from 5 to 20 minutes depending on how detailed an answer you give but is designed to be as flexible as possible for participants. It is comprised of multiple choice questions (all optional) and the added option to elaborate on most questions. All participant​s will remain anonymous and data will be collected anonymously.

The project values the experience of all who have researched LGBTQI+ histories within archive collections whether it be a personal/ community discovery, academic study or institutional research. The findings of this survey will be used to establish how LGBTQI+ researchers and researchers into LGBTQI+ history navigate and respond to contemporary and historical cataloguing terminology. It will go on to discuss how this might affect access for LGBTQI+ researchers and users. The overall project intends to discuss how to make the LGBTQI+ community feel valued, visible and of worth.

The survey will be open until 20th July 2019.

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Ethical clearance has been granted by the University of Glasgow (1st July 2019) and all data will be managed in compliance with the University of Glasgow ethics procedure (also detailed in the survey).

For further information about this research project please contact me on:

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Kind Regards,

Mae Moss