Forwarded on behalf of the Preservation Statistics Survey...note that this
year, Joshua Ranger will serve as a guest curator focusing on trends in AV
preservation and digitization.

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*From: *Holly Robertson <[log in to unmask]>
*Subject: FY2015 Preservation Statistics Survey now open*
*Date: *January 19, 2016 at 2:24:17 PM EST
*To: *[log in to unmask], Conservation DistList <
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*Count what you do and show preservation counts!*

The FY2015 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and
analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in
the United States, is now open.  Any library or archives in the United
States conducting preservation activities is encouraged to participate
in this survey which will be open from Tuesday, January 19 through Friday,
March 4, 2016.

For more information, visit the Preservation Statistics website:

The goal of the Preservation Statistics Survey, now in its fourth year, is
to document the state of preservation activities in this digital era via
quantitative data that facilitates peer comparison and tracks changes in
the preservation and conservation fields over time. The Survey, a project
of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association of
Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), is based on the
Preservation Statistics survey program coordinated by the Association of
Research Libraries (ARL) from 1984 through 2008.  Learn more about the
history of the project in our recent *LRTS* paper “Do You Count? The
Revitalization of a National Preservation Statistics Program

*New this year!*
Joshua Ranger <>, Senior
Consultant with AVPreserve, will serve as our inaugural Guest Curator for
the FY2015 Survey.  Josh will provide a fresh perspective to our data
analysis process, examining the survey data to identify emerging trends
especially in the area of audio/video preservation and digitization.  We
are excited to have Josh on board for the upcoming year and look forward to
inviting other area specialists from the preservation community to join us
in the Guest Curator role annually.

*Why should your institution participate in the FY2015 Preservation
Statistics Survey?*
* The FY2015 Survey is short and asks only for *production data* —
information you already have for annual reporting or internal planning and
* Preservation Statistics data helps you — and the wider preservation
community — advocate for preservation programming and activities,
demonstrating how programs compare to peers as well as areas of strength
and need.
* Your participation can help us achieve a representative body of
preservation programs, which means better analysis and examination of
trends in preservation programming.  To continue the Preservation
Statistics Project, we need seventy-five institutions to respond to this
FY15 survey.

Participate today — count what you do and show preservation counts!
Please contact the Preservation Statistics Survey team with any questions
or feedback: [log in to unmask]
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Holly Robertson
Library / Archives Preservation Consultant, Washington D.C.
Coordinator, Preservation Statistics Survey
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