UCLA’s Department of Information Studies and the international preservation research group InterPARES hope news librarians will spare about an hour of their time to complete a survey regarding best practices and long-term issues of digital news archives.
From an e-mail to Newslib:
"By taking the survey, you will:
- Help assess the potential threats to invaluable cultural resources
- Raise awareness of digital issues in the publishing community
- Drive standards and best practices for future archives
- Assist vendors in developing practical systems
This first-ever survey is envisioned as determining some benchmarks that we can observe evolve in the next several years, as image archives systems mature and news archives are faced with large-scale data migrations.
Participants will receive copies of the final report to InterPARES so be sure to fill out the confidential contact information completely. Please e-mail or call with any questions or comments."
Addendum 9/1: I completed the survey. It’s mostly about methods and activities. It took me 30-45 minutes. It would be wise for the person within an organization who’s active in archiving to take it as most of the questions require knowledge of processes, guidelines, etc.