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Survey on use and reuse in Digital Cultural Heritage

This questionnaire takes place in the framework of the EU H2020 ERA Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage MNEMOSYNE, coordinated by the Digital Heritage Research Lab, at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). The project is centred on holistic documentation of the Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) lifecycle, in support of existing and potential user needs. The research areas covered within the project are the following: 

Digital Cultural Heritage data acquisition; 

  • DCH data processing; 
  • DCH data modelling; 
  • DCH knowledge management (interpretation); 
  • DCH preservation; 
  • DHC use and Re-use. 

This survey will inform the research of the last group. It needs a minimum of 15 minutes to be completed and is directed to researchers, professionals, students, as well as casual users of digital cultural heritage. The aim is to record and understand current practices regarding the use and reuse of DCH data from online sources such as Europeana, focusing particularly on specific formats: 3D on the one hand and text-audio-image-video, on the other. The trends emerging in the area during the current pandemic, as well as the challenges in fostering data use and reuse are inquired, in order to help us define user needs.

During this survey, no personal information about you and your role within your employing institution will be asked (unless you are willing to be contacted further). Data that is collected in this research will be stored in complete anonymity on a secure server. By filling in the questionnaire, you consent to participate in this study, allowing the use of your answers for the purpose of scientific research. 

Looking forward to your contribution. 

This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.


 

By ticking this checkbox you give your consensus to the treatment of personal data, agreeing with our Privacy Policy. If you do not give your consensus you will not be able to answer the survey. 

Therefore, we kindly ask you to revise our policy prior to decide how to proceed.

Lawful basis and transparency

The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (“us”, “we”, or “our”) at the Cyprus University of Technology operates this instance of the software LimeSurvey (the “Service”). 

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include your Email address. 
You directly provide Our Service with all the data we collect, and they are set to be stored in an anonymised form. We collect data and process data when you save a partial version of the survey (option "save and resume later") or finalise the survey.  

This instance of LimeSurvey has been allowed to use the "save and resume later" option, which is for survey persistence. This would be helpful for people completing long surveys; however, to make effective usage of this option you are required to enter an email. Therefore, we do not store any of the data you entered if you do not agree on providing your email for this specific purpose. This is not going to break the anonymisation of your answer, as it does not interfere with the contents you provide - if you skip the request for an email contact your identity would not be disclosed.

The collected data (apart from the personal information) will be used for scientific research purposes, which includes the publication on academic journals and other dissemination activities, like conferences and seminars. Moreover, some selected results in an anonymised form will be displayed for outreach purposes on social media networks.  

The email addresses collected will be used only for further contact, as publicly indicated in the question. We do not share this data with third party services or even our partners in the project.  

Data tracking

We do not collect information on how the Service is accessed and used, such as your IP address, browser type, browser version, etc.

We do not use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service. 

We do not use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service. 

Personal Data Protection, Storage and Treatment

Concerning Personal Data Protection and Treatment, we refer to what stated by the Cyprus University of Technology: https://www.cut.ac.cy/university/legislation/policies/gdpr-policy/?languageId=1 

We have implemented appropriate security measures to prevent the loss, the use or access of your personal data in an unauthorised manner, its alteration or its disclosure to unauthorized persons. Furthermore, we restrict the access to your personal data to those employees, contractors and other third parties with a business need to access your data. They shall process your personal data strictly according to our instructions and they shall be subject to an obligation of confidentiality.

We have introduced procedures to manage any potential data security breach, and we shall inform you and any applicable regulatory bodies of any potential breach when legally obliged to do so.

The data will be stored on the Cyprus University of Technology secured servers for the entire duration of the project. You may request a free of charge copy or the cancellation of your submission by sending an email to marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy