Posted on Friday June 3, 2016

Monitoring access and use of digital collections

Theme: Demand
Indicator: Status of monitoring the access to and use of digital collections
Reference date: 29/5/2015 (Enumerate Core Survey 3)
Monitoring frequency: biennial
Institution types: museums, libraries, archives, other
Geographical scope: Europe

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52% of institutions monitor use of their digital collections. For the figures by type of institution see the graph above.

Over the years the number of institutions monitoring the use of their digital collections seems to increase slowly.

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