Input needed in survey on digital preservation

Organizations establishing or scaling up digital preservation programs are faced with many decisions. How many staff do we need? What types of positions are needed? What skills, education and experience should we be looking for? Should we hire new staff or retrain existing staff? What functions should be scoped as part of the program? What should be provided by other parts of the organization, outsourced or provided through collaboration with other organizations? 
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Standards & Practices Working Group is conducting a survey of organizations currently responsible for digital preservation to gain insight into how organizations worldwide are addressing these staffing, scoping and organizational questions.
Only one response should be submitted per institution. The survey will close on August 17, 2012.
To begin, click *here*, or point your browser to [link expired]
Please email any questions to with the subject line Staffing Survey.
ICPSR is one of the original members of NDSA, and Assistant Director Mary Vardigan is on the Standards & Practices working group.

The group will make its best effort to protect your individual survey responses so that no one will be able to connect your responses with you or your organization. Any personal information that could identify you or your organization will be removed or changed before results are made public. Individual responses will be combined with the responses of others; only the aggregated results will be made public.

If you would like to plan your answers before filling out the online survey, you can access the survey worksheet.  After you take the survey, if you would like a copy of your institution’s responses, please send the request to with the subject line Staffing Survey and indicate in the email your institution and the IP address from which you submitted the survey.



Jul 20, 2012

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