36 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Drastically limited funding and staff resources. But we are hiring at least three new librarians to work on digital
repository issues (curation) and new library leadership is enthusiastic about digital preservation.
Funding is an issue but not so challenging as the shortage of staff time to dedicate to preservation activities, including
planning, monitoring, and documenting. Skills gaps and recruitment of new staff that have expertise in digital
preservation and curation is also a challenge.
Funding, policy decisions, and legal constraints for copyrighted materials.
Funding. Staff/local expertise. Technical infrastructure.
Funding/stafﬁng levels. Staff skills. Competing priorities.
Human resources who can work on this are limited; administrative emphasis has been focused on building digital
collections and has only recently shifted to include preservation.
In our current budget climate, immediate needs have more compelling claims on available resources. Lack of money &
Inadequate systems for deposit and dissemination. Costs difﬁcult to assess, leading us to elevate other institutional
priorities and delay attention to digital preservation. Storage not addressed as a capital cost.
Known continued growth of digital content; deﬁned costs for technology; staff/labor costs to transfer ﬁles.
Lack of affordable, scalable strategy for massive distributed storage, shortage of technical staff to implement digital
Lack of expertise, lack of technology, lack of standards...
Lack of staff expertise. Lack of resources to hire experts. Lack of time to identify all the resources worthy of digital
No new staff resources available; no new funds available for storage; complex technical requirements.
Not enough staff, and lack of advanced technology skills necessary to set up and manage a preservation repository
Not enough staff, expertise, and money.
Server capacity, programming expertise, time.
Staff time. Staff expertise. Funding.
Staff time to locate, collect, appraise, organize, and describe content; staff expertise and tools available for preserving
content over long-term, in particular staff with programming expertise and a trusted digital repository for managing
Stafﬁng requirements. Lack of availability of suitable applications. Vast amount of server storage space required.
Stafﬁng workloads. Need to develop common understanding of what “preservation of digital content” means in both
the local and global context. Lack of understanding about the long-term investment costs.