- Obtain Duke University Institutional Review Board certification.
- Form the invitation list for the project's online survey.
- Develop questions to include in web surveys.
- Begin planning discussion questions for in-depth interviews.
- Build surveys using ViewsFlash survey software.
- Begin discussions with Duke University Office of Information Technology personnel on its use of CMS and methods employed to control content.
December 2005-April 2006
- Send out e-mail requests to "invite list" and solicit responses to brief survey.
- Analyze responses and select institutions to conduct follow-up interviews.
- Interview and hire a graduate student for a one-semester (Spring 2006) appointment to transcribe interviews and assist co-investigators with data analysis and presentation.
May 2006-July 2006
- Conduct phone interviews with sample of archivists and webmasters
- Code and transcribe interview responses
August 2006-October 2006
- Complete final report of project findings, conclusions, inferences, and recommendations.
- Develop guidelines for the management and preservation of CMS-based web content that, when employed, will ensure that specific web records with persistent value are tagged for preservation in an archival repository.
- Conduct small pilot program to capture web content identified as archival using Cascade server workflow tools at Duke University. This pilot also will test the best practices developed following the survey and data gathering portion of the project.