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The NDSA Staffing Survey Working Group is excited to announce the publication of the 2021 Staffing Survey Report, now available in the NDSA OSF.
The NDSA Staffing Survey is designed to gain insight into current staffing realities for digital preservation programs, and was substantially redesigned in 2021 based on feedback from previous surveys and changes in the field over the past decade.
Completed by 269 individuals, the report documents the survey responses related to the following areas of focus: 1) Background Information, 2) Digital Preservation Activities and Planning, 3) Digital Preservation Organization and Staffing, 4) Staffing Qualifications and Training, and 5) Final Thoughts about Digital Preservation Staffing and Organization.
Several key points emerged from the 2021 survey, including but not limited to:
Additional information for review includes the Survey codebook and data files, also available in the NDSA OSF.
If you have questions or concerns about this survey, please contact ndsa.d...@gmail.com and include “Staffing Survey” in the subject line.
Many thanks to everyone in the community who completed the survey. We appreciate the time and effort you put into your answers, and the resulting report is all the better for it.
-The NDSA Staffing Survey Working Group
Digital Preservation Librarian