1. About this questionnaire

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Background and purpose

This questionnaire is a sincere request from the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, UCT Libraries and ICTS to obtain information about the content collections at UCT.

This exercise is a vital part of the project to implement the Metadata and Information Architecture Policy at UCT by the Metadata Working Group.

Your responses will help us, the Metadata Working Group, to provide better support and services to assist you in managing and maintaining the metadata in your content collection at UCT which will significantly enhance the accessibility and retrieval of your content.

The questions will be divided into several short categories covering: Background information, About the content collection/s, Comments and thank you.


Your participation in this questionnaire is voluntary and confidential. It should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and the questions are mostly multiple choice.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

Definitions of terms:

  • Content collection: Collection of physical and/or electronic content artefacts (e.g. documents, images, data collection or web pages) - including but not restricted to: Scholarly resources; business records and procedural documentation; website content; research data; publications; media collections; databases. For the purpose of this project to implement the Metadata and Information Architecture policy we are interested in content collections generated, managed and published by the University of Cape Town and its direct affiliates (e.g. staff, students, third parties).
    For examples of scholarly content collections, see: Identified UCT scholarly content collections.
    Some examples of business content collections are: Governance Intranet; Monday Paper; ICTS website; Administrative Forms; SAP HR online help; UCT Archives.
  • Metadata: “Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource.” (Niso, 2004) For example: Title, description, author/creator, keywords, date created/published, publisher.