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From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jennifer Richard
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:47 AM
To: Provincial and territorial library associations
Subject: Please consider posting to your listservs


Dear Member of the Library Community,


Collaborative research teams are becoming the norm within the academic research environment, especially within the Humanities Computing/Digital Humanities (HC) environment. Despite this extensive use of research teams, there are few protocols in place to prepare individuals to work as part of a team.  To address this gap, we are undertaking work to identify effective work patterns and intra-team relationships and recommend supports for existing and future teams. The first step towards this goal is to learn more about how research teams function within this environment. 


We know that libraries and librarians are important partners in the research done by HC teams.  Therefore we now seek your help.  We are distributing a questionnaire to the library community in order to learn more about your experiences and knowledge of research teams.  The survey is posted until February 27, and can be accessed via  http://socrates.acadiau.ca/courses/engl/rcunningham/surveys/ImpliedConsent-DL.html 


Your input will help us understand the nature of team research, especially within Humanities and Library environments, and it will help us develop supports and research preparation tools to maximize the likelihood of success by minimizing the associated challenges of team research. 


Thank you in advance for your assistance.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:


Richard Cunningham                                                  Lynne Siemens

Director, Acadia Media Centre                                  Assistant Professor

Acadia University                                                       University of Victoria


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Richard Cunningham