Posted on August 8, 2012
by Butch Lazorchak at the signal: digital preservation
Digital preservation is an emergent field. Businesses, cultural memory institutions and government bodies that want to responsibly preserve and generate digital assets face significant challenges with respect to staffing.
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How many staff do we need? What types of positions are needed? What skills, education and experience should we be looking for? Should we hire new staff or retrain existing staff? What functions should be scoped as part of the program? What should be provided by other parts of the organization, outsourced or provided through collaboration with other organizations?
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Standards & Practices Working Group is conducting a survey of organizations currently responsible for digital preservation to gain insight into how organizations worldwide are addressing these staffing, scoping and organizational questions. This survey is open to public, private and government memory institutions.Read full post here (Originally posted August 8, 2012)