Dear MELA members,
On behalf of professor Charles Kurzman in the Department of Sociology at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the project’s advisory board, I would to ask you to participate in the Middle East Library Partnership Project Survey on International Collaboration.
The survey is available in three languages Arabic, English and French; so please feel free to select the language you like. Please read below for more information about the project and a direct link to the survey:
The Middle East Library Partnership project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is conducting a survey of library and information professionals and educators, and we would
like to hear from you. You have received this invitation because you are a member of a library and information science professional organization, an employee of a library specializing on the Middle East, or a library and information science researcher at an
institution in the Middle East.
We hope that you will help us in this endeavor and give us about 20 minutes of your time to respond to the survey in our online questionnaire. To access the questionnaire, please click
the link. We also encourage you to pass this message along to any other library and information professionals or educators who may be interested in responding.
About the survey:
The purpose of this survey is to investigate the state of international collaboration between Middle East and United States libraries. This survey focuses on international collaborative
projects between libraries, archives and other institutions. A few examples of the types of collaborations we are seeking to better understand are as follows:
Staff exchange and training projects
Projects that seek to digitize resources and make them available online
Conservation and preservation projects
Projects that seek to make international researchers aware of resources in a library
Projects to enhance interlibrary borrowing and sharing of resources
Library consortium projects
Other international projects
About the project:
The Middle East Library Partnership project is a year-long research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that seeks to better understand inter-institutional collaboration in
an international context. We are also working to gather information about the state of automated transfer of catalog and holdings information between institutions in international contexts. This survey represents the first major activity for the project. We
hope that it will lead to insights that will benefit subsequent research and collaborations in library and information science.
Thank you very much for your interest.
Professor Charles Kurzman
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mohamed H. Abou El Seoud
Middle Eastern & African Studies Librarian
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
132 Davis Library. Campus Box 3918
Tel: 919-843-3859; Fax: 919-962-4450
mseoud <at> email.unc.edu
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