This survey is designed to capture perspectives on the continuing education needs of your organization in regards to digital preservation. It includes basic questions about your organization, staff size and responsibilities, collection items, preferred training content and delivery options, and professional development planning.

1. Which of the following most closely describes the governance of your organization?

2. Which of the following most closely describes the type or function of your organization?

3. Where is the primary location of your organization?

4. What is the approximate staff size of your organization, including full and part-time employees?

5. Which of the following most closely describes your current staffing configuration for digital preservation, including all activities related to the creation, deposit, preservation, migration, and access over time? (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. Do you receive financial support from your organization for professional development, continuing education, and training?

10. How much does your organization allocate per person, per year for professional development, continuing education, and training? This includes registration and travel costs.

11. What kinds of training would be most helpful to your organization? Please rank from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most helpful.

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Strategic – to assist organization in developing a vision for managing digital content
Management planning – to assist administrators/managers in developing policies and programs
Project management – to assist managers in developing workflows and resource plans
Technical – to assist practitioners in understanding and applying techniques
Fundamentals – to introduce all levels of staff to basic concepts

12. What training format would be best for your organization? Please rank from 1 to 5, with 5 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 below

13. For in-person training, which location options would best fit your organization’s funding and travel policy for professional development? Please rank from 1 to 5, with 5 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 below

14. For in-person training, which duration options would best fit your organization’s funding and travel policy for professional development? Please rank from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best fit.

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1/2 - 1 day session
2 - 3 consecutive days intensive
A week-long intensive
Other, please specify below

15. When during the year does your organization need to be notified of
training events for them to be included in your annual budget?

16. What kind of continuing education, professional development, or training outcomes would be most helpful to your organization over the next three years? Please rank from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most helpful.

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A better sense of digital preservation requirements, benefits, strategies
Increased capacity to work with digital objects and metadata management
Implementation of appropriate archival storage options
Other, please specify below

17. Is there any additional information you would like to provide us about your
organization’s digital preservation activities and challenges?

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