Dear Friends of the TEAMS Middle English Texts Series,
On behalf of the TEAMS Middle English Texts Series, I am writing to request your help in supporting METS’s digital redesign efforts by completing the following user survey linked here as well as at the bottom of this email, along with a mobile-friendly QR code.
Over its thirty-two years of publishing, METS has published and provided free online access to hundreds of digital editions of medieval texts, many of which would otherwise be rare, prohibitively expensive, or nonexistent as traditional print editions. These open-access editions have made it possible for instructors, students, and researchers alike to teach, learn, and advance scholarship on medieval British literature wherever they are in the world. An open-access digital collection, however, is only as accessible and useful as its website and user interface allow it to be – and over the past few years, it has become clear that both the METS website and its approach to digital editions need an update. Feedback from users like you will be pivotal in reimagining both with the needs of our diverse user base in mind.
This user survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. At the end, you will have the option to indicate if you would be open to (1) sharing further thoughts on the digital redesign in a follow-up conversation and/or (2) helping with usability testing for the redesigned website in the future.
Finally, please note that this survey will stop collecting responses on December 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00), so please make sure to complete the survey before this deadline.
On behalf of METS, thank you for considering this request – I look forward to your response.
Ph.D. Candidate in English
Staff Editor, TEAMS Middle English Texts Series
Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities, 2021-2023
University of Rochester