January 19, 2022

New Report: Charting Trends in Digitisation of European Heritage Collections, Results From ENUMERATE Core Survey 4

From Europeana Pro:

In the summer of 2017, almost 1,000 European museums, libraries, archives and other heritage institutions filled out the fourth ENUMERATE survey to help us chart current trends in digitisation of European heritage collections. The ENUMERATE project started off in 2009 as NUMERIC, and grew into a series of biennial research efforts. Last year, the survey, which was organised under the umbrella of Europeana DSI-2, was published in twelve languages, and received response from 28 European countries.


Source: Europeana: Report on ENUMERATE Core Survey 4 (2017)

One of the most notable results is the increase in the number of institutions that have a digital strategy: 42% versus 34% in the previous survey conducted in 2015. In 2017, 82% of the respondents have a collection available digitally. Most institutions curate a mix of heritage materials, including text based resources such as letters and books, but also 3D material. On average, 22% of the heritage collections have been digitised.

Direct to Full Text Report
60 pages; PDF.

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