Storage Survey Working Group


In 2011, 2013, and 2019 members of the NDSA Infrastructure Interest Group conducted surveys on the preservation storage practices of NDSA member organizations. The goal of these surveys was “to develop a snapshot of storage practices within the organizations of the NDSA and insight into how those practices change over time.” The goal of the 2023 Survey is to gather current information and insight on trends, technologies, standards, and practices that impact digital preservation storage and evaluate changes from previous surveys.

2023 Working Group Objectives

The 2023 Storage Survey Working Group will be releasing the 2023 Storage Survey in the fall of 2023, with the objective of producing a report on the survey findings by Summer of 2024.

2023 Storage Survey Team

  • Amy Allen, co-chair
  • Mark Shelstad, co-chair

Members: Kevin Latta, Eric Lopatin, Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, Danielle Spalenka, Kathryn Slover, Kari May, Amanda Garfunkel, Jan Whalen, Alan Munshower, Rebecca Fraimow, Este Pope, Krista Oldham, Andrew McDonnell, Georgia Moppet, Stephanie Ayers

Previous Publications

The 2019 Storage Infrastructure Survey Report was completed in February 2020 and available on the NDSA OSF page. DLib Magazine published the 2011 and 2013 reports.

Get Involved

THe Storage Survey Working group runs on a cycle. To get invovled in the next round, please contact someone on the Leadership Team if you are interested in participating.