Preservation attitudes

The 2022 responses are much more positive than the responses in 2019 on preservation attitudes within organisations. It is not surprising that in today’s challenging economic climate that the question about adequate funding lags a long way behind questions relating to commitment, a digital preservation strategy and clear responsibilities for digital preservation within the organisation.

Digital preservation practice

The 2022 responses suggest that a greater percentage of institutions are storing their content in multiple locations and undertaking regular fixity checks. Protecting digital control using access restrictions remains just over 60% which implies that just under 40% are either applying such controls or are unaware that such measures have been implemented with their digital content.