Staffing Survey Working Group

The Staffing Survey Working Group reformed in 2021 to gather updated data on staffing practices. The 2021 survey built off the previous 2012 and 2017 surveys, with a redesign of the survey to incorporate new areas for data collection. The goal of the 2021 survey was to better understand current staffing levels, needs, and demographics around the area of digital preservation, and changes over time.

The results of the survey and a report were published in August of 2022.

2021 Published Survey

Previously Published Surveys

Get Involved

If you are interested in this area of study, work on the next iteration of the survey is scheduled to start in the year 2024. Please contact the past chairs or NDSA Leadership for information on how to get this work started.

Scope of work for 2021

  • Review 2017 Staffing Survey questions and report
  • Develop a set of survey questions for 2021
  • Deploy 2021 survey
  • Review and analyze results
  • Write a final report based off of the 2021 survey responses

Working Group Members for 2021

  • Elizabeth England (co-chair) (elizabeth dot england at nara dot gov)
  • Lauren Work (co-chair) (lauren dot work at virginia dot edu)
  • Rachel Appel
  • Brenna Edwards
  • Heather Heckman
  • Déirdre Joyce
  • Margaret Kidd
  • Julia Kim
  • Sharon McMeekin
  • Krista Oldham
  • Shira Peltzman
  • Jessica Venlet
  • Hannah Wang