Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Staffing for Digital Preservation

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) has just released a report on Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation. The Report showcases the results of a 2012 survey of 85 institutions that have mandates to preserve digital content. Some of the key findings are that most institutions do not have a dedicated department for digital preservation and that many institutions also feel that digital preservation is understaffed. Most organizations are retraining existing staff to meet the challenges associated with digital content, but the report does offer potential qualifications for new digital preservation managers. With a substantial increase in digital holdings anticipated over the next year, this is an issue that will need to be addressed in the near future.

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