What is a Vision or Strategic Vision?

A Vision or Strategic Vision sets out the aspirations for the future of a creative business or cultural enterprise. This Vision (or ‘Strategic Vision’) is the ‘dream’ of the future, a picture painted in words, which is intended to inspire people by appealing to the heart as well as the head.

Statistic Info

The strategic vision provides an overview of where you want to be at in a specific time in the future. It helps provide an overarching principle(s) for all the detail contained in later sections. The vision should also support the strategies and agenda of the target audience. The strategic vision can be short or long term, depending on the type and duration of the project being proposed. The strategic vision should present the ideal, but achievable, outcome.

  • What is the strategic vision for your organisation / service?
    • How does this relate to digital preservation?
    • Does it give you a steer for where you want to be in x years for DP?
    • Explain how your vision supports the work of the wider organisation
  • What are you trying to achieve with digital preservation?
    • Access to digital assets?
    • Certification? Trusted repository?
    • Meeting legal requirements for retention?
  • Define a reasonable time frame.

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