How Do You Staff Your Digital Preservation Initiatives?

How Do You Staff Your Digital Preservation Initiatives? by Butch Lazorchak at the signal: digital preservation

Digital preservation is an emergent field. Businesses, cultural memory institutions and government bodies that want to responsibly preserve and generate digital assets face significant challenges with respect to staffing.

How many staff do we need? What types of positions are needed? What skills, education and experience should we be looking for? Should we hire new staff or retrain existing staff? What functions should be scoped as part of the program? What should be provided by other parts of the organization, outsourced or provided through collaboration with other organizations?

Source: Global Perspectives on Digital History

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