Staffing Survey Working Group

Initiated within the Standards and Practices Interest Group the Staffing Survey Working Group was established in November 2016 as a collaboration of interested NDSA members.

The Staffing Survey Working Group is working to re-release a survey about staffing practices as a follow up to the NDSA 2012 Staffing Survey. As was the case after the 2012 survey, a report will be published with the results. The goal is to better understand current staffing levels and staffing needs around the area of digital preservation. This work will also provide a set of data to compare with the 2012 survey results.

Meeting Summaries

  • October 2017: Published 2017 Staffing Survey Report
  • June - September 2017: Writing report.
  • April - May 2017: Analyzing survey results.
  • March 2017: Survey sent out. Accepting responses until April 10, 2017.
  • Feburary 21, 2017: Finalized questions that were remaining. Documented lists to send to and identified who would send email.
  • February 7, 2017: Initial review of survey questions from 2012. Began to identify groups to send survey to.
  • January 11, 2017: Set rough schedule. Determined logistics for survey. Discussed survey questions.
  • November 21, 2016: Kick off meeting. Discussed background of survey/report. Discussed points of interest in paper to determine if changes are needed.

Get Involved

Please contact working group chair Carol Kussmann of the University of Minnesota Libraries, kussmann at umn dot edu , with any questions or to get involved.

2012 Survey Information