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WELCOME! Thank you for taking part.


FAUK’s survey is aimed at anyone who is responsible for, or who works in, a UK- or Irish-based film archive or other organisation that holds, preserves and provides public access to moving image archive collections.


The survey is part of a major review of Film Archives UK that is being conducted by Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan Associates and which is supported by funding from The National Archives.


FAUK is a professional network that supports the public film archive sector through knowledge exchange, advocacy and development of the sector. The review will help FAUK develop plans for how it supports members, organisations and individuals who work with film collections.


As part of this review, you are invited to participate in two surveys aimed at organisations and at staff and volunteers. Both surveys will close on Friday 30th April at 5pm.

THE SURVEYS


THE FILM ARCHIVE SERVICE SURVEY looks at operational aspects of public access film archive services in the UK and Ireland such as collections, facilities, staffing, skills, audiences and funding.  

  • Where can I access the survey? The survey can be accessed from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/filmarchiveservice
  • Who should complete it? One survey per film archive service should be completed by a knowledgeable, senior staff member. If you complete this survey, please also take the Staff & Volunteer survey so you can share your experience as a member of the workforce.
  • How long will it take? The survey will take about 50 minutes to complete.
  • What information will I need? It will require some information which we advise you collate before completing the questionnaire.  The list of additional information is here.
  • Is the survey anonymised? Yes, the data will be collected anonymously (IP addresses will not be collected) by Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan Associates and analysis and results will not be attributable to individual respondents.

THE FILM ARCHIVE STAFF & VOLUNTEER SURVEY seeks to capture the individual experience of those working in public access film archive services as employees or volunteers. It asks about areas such as skills and training, the role of FAUK and other aspects of film archiving.

  • Where can I access the survey? The survey can be accessed from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/staff-volunteer
  • Who should complete it? Any employee or volunteer who works in a UK- or Irish-based film archive or other organisation that holds, preserves and provides public access to moving image archive collections.
  • How long will it take? The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete.
  • Is the survey anonymised? Yes, the data will be collected anonymously (IP addresses will not be collected) by Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan Associates and analysis and results will not be attributable to individual respondents.

Further guidance is included at the start of each survey. Both surveys will close on Friday 30th April at 5pm.


FAUK is very grateful to all who take part. The surveys will provide vital information about public access film archive services and their workforces in the UK and Ireland, which will be carefully analysed to enable FAUK to develop plans to provide effective support to the sector in the long-term.


If you have any questions about the survey please contact Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan at elizabeth@elizabethoc.co.uk.