Fedora Users:

Apologies for cross-postings.

We are interested in gathering some basic information regarding digital preservation initiatives by organizations, especially examples involving repositories and related tools.  If you are working on a digital preservation project or initiative, please complete the survey.  It's brief and will only take a few minutes: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=QxAuojbaOoS2LpoJiqWW8A_3d_3d.   

 
We are interested in responses regarding the use of any repository, not only Fedora.  We are conducting the survey as part of the launch of the Fedora Commons Preservation and Archiving Solutions Community, a new group that is focused on providing examples of preservation in action. A challenge for organizations is in getting practical examples to use in modeling their own implementations. The preservation solution community hopes to bring together individuals and organizations to make implementation easier.    

It would be ideal if you could complete the survey by April 15, 2009 because we are hoping to present preliminary results at a birds-of-a-feather (BOF) session at the Open Repositories Conference 2009 in mid-May in Atlanta, Georgia.  However, the survey will remain open after the above date to continue to gather responses. 

Thanks for your input.

Chris Erickson, Ron Jantz, Nancy McGovern

Fedora Preservation Solutions Community - core team