OPF launches digital preservation community survey on #WDPD

We would like to invite you to take part in the Open Preservation Foundation’s Digital Preservation Community Survey. 

First carried out in 2015, the OPF Digital Preservation Community Survey is designed to capture community approaches to digital preservation, identify the tools you rely on and which resources you use to support your work. 

The OPF leads a collaborative effort to create, maintain and develop the reference set of sustainable, open source digital preservation tools and supporting resources. The results from this survey will reveal shared priorities and gaps in digital preservation today, helping us to focus our community contributions. 

What will be done with the information?

We will analyse the data and produce a report. Both the findings and anonymised data will also be published openly; this will enable you to carry out your own analysis of the results and benchmark your practice with others. The results will be fully anonymised so that individual institutions cannot be identified. OPF members and survey respondents will have priority access to the findings and our report.

What’s in it for you?

Digital preservation is a growing community and the more we know about it, the more we can do to collectively support its development. No matter the size of your organisation or your level of digital preservation experience, we want to hear from you! We also encourage all respondents to share the survey among their networks so we can work together to produce a detailed picture of the digital preservation landscape today and use this knowledge to support its future. 

All respondents will be entered into a prize draw for a free ticket to OPF’s 10th-anniversary summit in Vienna in May 2020. There will also be goodies up for grabs – keep your eyes on our twitter page (@openpreserve) for more information about our giveaways. 

How to fill out the survey

Here is the link to the survey

The survey deadline has been extended to Friday 7 February.

We thank you in advance for the time it will take you to respond. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 



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