It’s here, the 2021 NDSA Fixity Survey!

Do you manage and preserve content? If so, we’d like to know what your fixity practices are! The NDSA Fixity Working Group is back again, with our latest iteration of the NSDA Fixity survey. Please contribute to our longitudinal research designed to gain insight into how organizations worldwide use various fixity methods to ensure the stability of their digital content and to learn how real-world capacity and best practices differ.  

The survey is available until June 18, 2021. The survey is expected to take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. To assist with completing the survey all of the survey questions can be viewed in advance by following the link to this Google PDF.

Interested in the results of our previous study done in 2017? Please check it out on the code book, data, and report on the 2017 Fixity Survey OSF page

If you have questions or concerns about this survey, please contact the NDSA Fixity Working Group at

Thank you for helping NDSA and our community define and advance digital preservation!

~ The NDSA Fixity Survey Working Group

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