In case you all haven't seen - here's a survey related to ours. Among other things they ask about the number of digital preservation staff (bulk of the values were between 1 and 5). They also ask questions about hiring new digital preservation staff, training existing staff and the importance of particular skills. It will be interesting to compare some of our results with theirs.

The majority of their responses (81.3%) came from Europe. Currently we are not asking where the organization is geographically located. Should we? I have seen that the Qualtrics analysis lets you filter and drill down on responses based on response values. For example, we could produce reports that show only the responses from a particular type of organization, or compare responses based on how much content they are preserving. I wonder if knowing the location of the organization would be helpful in the analysis.


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From: Strathmann, Stefan [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:59 AM
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Subject: [Digipres] Publication: DigCurV Report on Survey of Training Needs in Digital Preservation and Curation

***apologies for crossposting***

Dear colleagues, 

Last year, the EU project Digital Curation Vocational Education Europe
(DigCurV) conducted a survey on the training needs in digital curation and

We are pleased to announce that the survey report is now available on the
DigCurV website:

Thanks to the input of 454 survey participants, there was a broad basis for
analysis. The report presents the results of the survey on training needs as
well as the outcomes of a series of focus groups on the same topic and of an
analysis of job advertisements for positions in the field. 
Our research indicates that a great majority of organisations in the cultural
heritage and education sectors are facing the challenge of digital
preservation. However, there is a lack of qualified staff as well as a lack
of training offers for existing staff in the area. The need for training is
urgent with regard to digital preservation-specific as well as to general
skills and competences. 

The great demand for training in digital preservation and curation, which is
suggested by our findings, calls for increased efforts in the development and
extension of respective training measures. 

The report on the survey of training needs together with the report on the
DigCurV baseline survey on training opportunities and the DigCurV evaluation
framework will be used as a background for developing a curriculum framework
for vocational education and training in the field. 
You can find more information about the activities of DigCurV on the project
website: <> 

We thank all survey participants once more for their assistance, it is much

With best regards,
Stefan Strathmann and Claudia Engelhardt

Stefan Strathmann
Research and Development Department (RDD)
Goettingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen
Papendiek 14, 37073 Goettingen 

Phone: +49 551 39 7806
Fax: +49 551 39 3856

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