Implicit Consent

Principle Investigator: Alex Kinnaman

IRB 22-430 Building a Culture of Reuse: An Analysis of Reusable Software and Policies for Institutional Libraries
You are invited to participate in a research study. This form includes information about the study and contact information if you have any questions.


If you decide to participate in this study, you will complete a web-based survey. As part of the study, you will be asked to describe your methods for creating reusable digital library policies and software, identify your priorities for these materials, and be asked to navigate to Virginia Tech University Library policies and software to rank their usefulness, and provide additional open-ended feedback.

This study should take approximately 15 minutes of your time.

We do not anticipate any risks from completing this study.


We will do our best to protect the confidentiality of the information we gather from you, but we cannot guarantee 100% confidentiality.

Your responses are anonymous, so no one can associate your answers back to you. Please do not include your name or other identifying information in your responses that can identify you.


If you have questions  or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Alex Kinnaman, Digital Preservation Coordinator at Virginia Tech University Libraries, at alexk93@vt.edu. You are not waiving any legal claims, rights or remedies because of your participation in this research study. If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact the Virginia Tech  HRPP Office at 540-231-3732 (irb@vt.edu).

If you would like to participate in this survey click yes to begin or exit the survey.