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Library of Congress Releases Digital Preservation Training Needs Assessment

Preparing charts and graphs, 1951, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program at the Library of Congress has released the results of a recent DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey. The DPOE program conducted the survey in order to better understand current digital preservation practice across the US, to learn about the capacity of organizations to preserve digital content, and to get a sense of training needs. Survey respondents were primarily libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies. Two key findings of the survey are: “1) an overwhelming expression of concern that respondents ensure their digital content is accessible for ten or more years…[and] 2) evidence of a strong commitment to support employee training opportunities.”

For more findings and to download the report, see the January 6, 2015, The Signal: Digital Preservation blog post by Barrie Howard, “Report Available for the 2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey.”