The Roper Center is pleased to announce the adoption of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Digital Preservation Policy. This policy formalizes the Roper Center’s organizational commitment to ensuring sustainable, long-term access to the public opinion data we acquire. It identifies the principles and objectives that guide the Roper Center’s preservation strategies and planning.

The development of this policy was influenced by similar documents from The Odum Institute, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, and Yale University Library.

Roper Center staff members Elise Dunham, Cindy Teixeira, and Marc Maynard would like to thank Ann Green, Digital Lifecycle Consultant and Strategic Analyst, for collaborating with us throughout the development of this policy.