May 27, 2022

NDSA Releases 2017 Digital Preservation Staffing Survey Report and Dataset

From the National Digital Stewardship Alliance:

2017-10-19_15-04-42The NDSA Staffing Survey Working Group is happy to announce the publication of the 2017 Digital Preservation Staffing Survey Report.

The report summarizes the results of the 2017 survey, including information on participants type of organization and size, as well as information on how organizations view their digital preservation organization and staffing situation, and ideas about staffing qualifications and training needs. The report also compares the survey results to the results of the 2012 staffing survey.

About the Survey and Report

133 organizations completed this survey, 78% from the United States (with 13 other countries being represented). Although many respondents represented academic libraries and archives (46%), we received responses from thirteen categories of institutions, including governmental entities, museums, historical societies, public libraries, and for-profit corporations.  Some 58% are managing between 1-50 TB of content.

Direct to Full Text Report: Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation 2017

Direct to Dataset and Other Report Resources


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.