Survey results: first insights

This document presents our initial insights into the methods and challenges of knowledge sharing, the different types of knowledge that need to be shared and five main themes that emerged from the survey results.

Between April and May 2020, we distributed an online survey for the wider audiovisual archiving community. The intention of this survey was to get a global idea of the concerns and methods of knowledge sharing within audiovisual archives. The questions attempted to identify the existing knowledge sharing methods, concerns and challenges of knowledge transfer, and techniques of how to improve knowledge sharing within audiovisual archives. The final stage of this research project will be in 2022. In this stage, the survey’s data will be combined with qualitative research conducted in the field to write a conclusive report on the expert knowledge that needs to be transferred, the challenges related to passing on this knowledge, and the methods that archivists can use to share knowledge within their organizations.

Survey about sharing knowledge of AV archivists

Survey deadline is extended until the 22nd of May!

Dear colleagues!

As part of the project Share that Knowledge! we would like to get a global overview of the existing concerns and methods related to knowledge transfer within the field of audiovisual preservation. With this survey we want to gather data about how knowledge is shared within different types of institutions holding audiovisual collections. We are looking at the practices of knowledge sharing in institutions all around the world, so regardless of which type of archive you work in, if you are a manager or directly working with the audiovisual collections, for how long have you been working there and how much you think you know about knowledge sharing, please take 15-20 minutes to fill out the survey. The professional input from each individual will be relevant for this research.

We will be collecting data until the 10th of May. If you cannot fill it out in due time, please contact us via, and we will extend its availability. Please share the survey with your colleagues. Thank you!