DPOE Needs Assessment Survey

The survey closed November 15, 2010. Thank you for your interest.

This survey is designed to capture your digital preservation education needs. It includes questions on basic data about your organization, your staff size and responsibilities, your collections, your training content and delivery option preferences, and your professional development planning.
1. Which of the following most closely describes the type or function of your organization?
2. Which of the following most closely describes the sector of your organization?
3. Where is the primary location of your organization?
4. What is the approximate total full and part time staff size of your organization?
5. Which of the following most closely describes your current staffing configuration for digital preservation?
(Digital preservation includes all the activities related to the creation, deposit, preservation, migration, and use over time of digitized content.) (select all that apply)
6. How would you characterize the digital content that your organization possesses? (select all that apply)
7. What type of content is currently in your organization’s holdings? (select all that apply)
8. How important is it to your organization to ensure your content is accessible for 10 years or more?
9. Are there funds in your organization’s budget that you can
draw on for professional development and training?
10. What kinds of training would be most helpful to you? Please rank from 1 to 5, with 1 being the most helpful.
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Strategic – mission oriented – assist organization in setting direction for managing digital content
Management planning – assist managers in policy and planning for program development
Project management – management of digital collections
Technical – assist practitioners in understanding and applying techniques
Basic knowledge for all levels of staff
11. What training format would be best for your organization? Please rate from 1 to 4, 1 being the best format.
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In-person; large workshop, with opportunities for networking
In-person; small workshop, focused only on training
Online; webinar
Online; self-paced courses
Other - please specify/
12. For in-person training, which location options would best fit your organization’s funding and travel policy for professional development? Please rank, with 1 being the best fit.
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All training onsite
Within a 100 mile radius within state
Within state
Within multi-state region
National level
Other, please specify/
13. For in-person training, which duration options would best fit your organization’s funding and travel policy for professional development? Please rank, with 1 being the best fit.
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1/2 - 1 day sessions
2 - 3 consecutive day intensives
A week-long intensive
Other, please specify/
14. When during the year does your organization need to be notified of
training events for them to be included in your annual budget?
15. Is there any other additional information you would like to provide us about your
organization’s digital preservation activities and challenges?
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