Background: Oregon Heritage has been engaged in ongoing conversations with our partners about collaborative approaches to digital collections across the state. With some efforts underway, we are now conducting a complete survey to capture data regarding digitization efforts by heritage organizations of all sizes. This work follows on the findings of the Northwest Digital Summit held in March 2015, which identified overall gaps in support for digital collections at heritage organizations in Oregon and Washington. Our survey partners include the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the State Library of Oregon and Washington State Library's  Rural Heritage Program.

Purpose: We will use the information gathered in this survey to determine strategies, tools and trainings that will be most helpful to organizations at all stages of the digitization process. Additionally, this information will help us consider how to get collections from smaller organizations into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

The survey will take approximately fifteen minutes to complete. We appreciate your participation.

* 1. What is the name of your organization?

* 2. What is your name? (This will only be used for follow-up questions. It will not be published.)

* 3. What is your email address? (This will only be used for follow-up questions. It will not be published.)

* 4. What type of organization best describes what you do? (select one)

* 5. What written policies or plans does your organization have? (check all that apply)

* 6. Please share information about your collections staff (paid & volunteer).

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How many people in your organization work with collections?
How many collections staff have attended a workshop, training, or webinar?
How many collections staff have no training?

* 7. What are the top three priorities for your organization's collections? (choose 3)

* 8. Does your organization have digital collections? These can include heritage materials that have been scanned (like photographs, postcards or letters), 3D objects that have been digitally photographed (like a top hat or wagon), or materials that originate in digital format (like digital photos or oral histories recorded digitally). *Please note that this question is about whether you have digital collections, not whether they are made publicly available.