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The following is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead, and NDSA Content Working Group Co-Chair

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Content Working Group is sponsoring a survey of organizations in the United States who are actively involved in or planning to archive content from the web. The goal of the survey is to better understand the landscape of web archiving activities in the United States, including what organizations or individuals are archiving, what types of web content are being preserved, the tools and services being used, and what type of access is being provided for researchers.

The information gathered as a part of this survey will be reported to NDSA members and summary results will be shared publicly, with an announcement of the results appearing here on The Signal.

Any United States organization involved in web archiving or in the process of planning a web archive is invited to to take survey. The survey will close October 31, 2011.


  1. We’ve had a few questions about the survey that others might be having as well – here are the responses:

    1) Is there a list of all of the questions available?

    Here’s a PDF for reference: To fill out the survey, please visit the online link:

    2) Do you want one response per organization?

    More than one response per institution is acceptable if there are separate, distinct archiving programs within a given organization.

    3) Will institutional responses be identifiable in any way when the results are published?

    The information gathered as a part of this survey will be reported in full to NDSA members. Summary results (which will not disclose individually identifiable responses) will be shared publicly.

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