Posted on Friday June 3, 2016

Online access to digital heritage

Theme: Demand
Indicator: Popularity of network access options regarding 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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The highest (average) percentage for 'Offline only (staff use)' is 51% . The percentage 'Offline only (for staff use and visitors on site)' was only 41% (not all offline accessible digital materials are accessible for visitors). Therefore 49% of digital collections are available online.

When compared to earlier Core Surveys the overall pattern of responses in Core Survey 3 is in many ways similar. In the table below the estimates for the institutional website are compared to those for Europeana and Wikipedia.

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