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Posted on Wednesday June 1, 2016

Digitisation policies

Theme: Supply
Indicator: Presence of digitisation policy
Reference date: 31/8/2017 (Enumerate Core Survey 4)
Monitoring frequency: biennial
Institution types: museums, libraries, archives, other
Geographical scope: Europe

This indicator is a measure of the support for activities related to the growth and maintenance of digital collections within an institution.

41% of digital heritage institutions have a digitisation strategy.

The results of the related question of whether institutions have a written digitisation strategy seem to be promising. Whereas in Core Survey 2 (36%) the percentage was already higher than in Core Survey 1 (34%), in Core Survey 3 the upward trend seems to be confirmed (41%). The discrepancy between both indicators remains notable: a large portion of the institutions has no policy for extending and managing the digital collections they hold.

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