You are invited to participate in a survey with the goal of discovering how digital library practitioners at various types of cultural heritage institutions and academic organizations promote their unique resources beyond simply placing content in an online repository for users to discover. Types of outreach may include integration of digital collections into teaching and instruction activities, external partnerships, digital scholarship collaborations, social media promotion, and more.

Click here to take the Digital Library Outreach and Instruction Survey 

This study is being conducted by five librarians at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and University of Northern Colorado who have engaged in digital library and digital scholarship projects with a variety of audiences both regionally and nationally. See the Survey Team page for more details. Results of this study may be published in professional publications and presentations, including a forthcoming monograph on the topic to be published by ALA Publishing.

This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please see the Survey Definitions page for more explanation on frequently used terms in the survey. The survey will be open until November 18, 2022.

Below is a PDF copy of the full survey if participants wish to view and plan answers in advance. Please download at the lower left for the full, readable document.



For general questions about the survey, please contact Rachel Wittmann at the University of Utah.

The University of Utah's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has approved this study. Contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also, contact the IRB if you have questions, complaints or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at (801) 581-3655 or by e-mail at