Count what you do and show that preservation counts!

Early bird deadline is April 28, 2018 during Preservation week and qualified respondents will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Deadline to participate in the Preservation Survey FY2017 is June 1, 2018.

Any library or archives in the United States conducting preservation activities may complete this survey. We recommend that you first download and print this year's Pres Stats worksheet to have your data on hand as you fill out the survey. General Criteria and Instructions are included, but for a more extensive look on criteria for answering the survey questions and for our FAQs list, check out our Instructions and Definitions document.

Questions focus on production-based preservation activities for fiscal year 2017, documenting your institution's conservation treatment, general preservation activities, preservation reformatting and digitization, and digital preservation and digital asset management activities. “FY2017” is whatever period of time your institution defines as a fiscal year: if that is from October to September, July to June, or by calendar year (January to December), that is fine. You are reporting a year’s worth of activities.

The goal of the Preservation Statistics Survey is to document the state of preservation activities in this digital era via quantitative data that facilitates peer comparison and tracking changes in the preservation and conservation fields over time. For more information about this project, please refer to the Preservation Statistics Survey website.

The Preservation Statistics Survey is an effort coordinated by the Preservation Standards and Practices Committee (PS&P) under the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

Please send any questions or comments to the Preservation Standards and Practices Committee co-Chairs, Jeanne Goodman and Ayla Stein.