NDSA Agenda Working Group

2020 Update

The NDSA Agenda working group completed the 2020 NDSA Agenda in April of 2020. For questions, contact the working group chair Bradley Daigle at bradley [at] virginia [dot] edu.

About the Agenda

The NDSA Agenda for Digital Stewardship integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions to provide funders and executive decision‐makers insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity, and key areas for funding, research and development to ensure that today’s valuable digital content remains accessible and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy, and a rich cultural heritage.

This new edition updates our 2014 National Agenda and highlights new areas of focus, specifically the selection and preservation of content at scale. It also more clearly articulates the need for an evidence base for efficient and reliable digital preservation practice. Recent gains and observations on the technical infrastructure required for large-scale digital stewardship and the supporting policies and organizational structures required are also outlined. The report synthesizes the latest issues for funders, researchers, and organizational leaders, and provides actionable recommendations for practitioners.

Over the coming year, the NDSA will work to promote the Agenda and explore educational and collaborative opportunities with all interested parties.


All of the NDSA Agendas are linked on the Agenda publications page and can be found on the NDSA Agenda OSF page.