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Long-Term Impact Analysis of E-ARK Dissemination

Billenness, Clive; Anderson, Janet; Anderson, David

This report contains details of the metrics of the E-ARK Project’s Dissemination Activities during its 3-year life. It also gives details of the findings of an Impact Survey undertaken at the end of the project to assess the consequences for individuals and organisations of the dissemination activities of the project.

The report demonstrates that all performance targets set by the project for itself been achieved and exceeded.

Feedback gathered shows that the E-ARK conference, organised in December 2016, was well received by delegates originating from a wide range of geographical locations and types of organisation.

It also shows that respondents to our survey consider that the project has had a positive effect on both them personally and also on the organisations they represent. Personal knowledge of the topic of Digital Archiving has been increased and awareness raised of the issues and challenges which organisations must now confront. Organisations have similarly had their corporate awareness raised, with E-ARK resources being used to assist in this process, and this has led to increased commitment of resources to Digital Archiving activities.

Finally, the survey has shown that E-ARK has succeeded in raising general awareness of the European Commission’s commitment to research work in this area.

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