PhD Research survey on the roles and responsibilities of archivists and museum professionals in Oklahoma

Guest Post by JJ Compton


My name is JJ Compton and I am a student at Swansea University, working towards my PhD in History. I am conducting the first phase of my quantitative analysis, an investigation into the roles and responsibilities of archivists and museum professionals in Oklahoma, with a particular focus on what happens during workforce transitions to Institutional Memory & Organizational Culture. As a fellow librarian & archivist, I am interested in understanding what happens during times of transition in workers and how that impacts our state’s history, memory & culture. You are being invited to participate in this study because you have or are currently employed in an archives. [For the purposes of this study, archives include historical societies, museums, tribal entities which preserve information, and all other keepers of the historical record for Oklahoma.]

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey that consists of 5 sections: Background Information, Archival Community, Institutional Memory & Organizational Culture, Institution Specific Information, and Future Participation. This survey is expected to take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You can choose to complete the survey or not, and may choose to stop the survey and leave at any time. If you would like to participate in the study, please use this link to access the survey:

The survey will remain open and available until Friday, May 4, 2018. The responses to the survey will be collected behind a password protected account for the safety and security of the participants.

If you have any questions about the study, please email me directly at

Thank you in advance for your interest.

JJ Compton, MLIS, CA

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