There’s still time to participate in the Preservation Statistics Survey. This is the third year this survey is being made available and we would like to increase participation to gather data that shows how preservation activities are expanding and still an essential function of research libraries and archives. Any library or archives in the United States conducting preservation activities is encouraged to participate in this survey, which is open through Friday, February 27, 2015.
For more information, visit the Preservation Statistics website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/preservation/presstats
FY2014 Survey questions focus on production-based preservation activities, documenting your institution’s conservation treatment, general preservation activities, preservation reformatting and digitization, and digital preservation and digital asset management activities.
The goal of the Preservation Statistics Survey, now in its third year, 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. The Survey, a project of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), is based on the Preservation Statistics survey program coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) from 1984 through 2008.
Why should your institution participate in the FY2014 Preservation Statistics Survey?
* The FY2014 Survey is significantly shorter than previous years, asking only for production data — information you already have for annual reporting or other internal planning and evaluation
* Preservation Statistics data helps you and the wider preservation community advocate for preservation programming and activities, demonstrating how programs compare to peers as well as areas of strength and need
* Your participation can help us achieve a representative body of preservation programs, which means better analysis and examination of trends in preservation programming. To continue the Preservation Statistics Project, we need seventy-five institutions to respond to this FY14 survey
Participate today — count what you do and show preservation counts! #doyoucount
Please contact the Preservation Statistics Survey team with any questions or feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
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