Posted on Wednesday June 1, 2016

Policies and sustainability

Theme: Sustainability
Indicator: Existence of embedded of policies related to the sustainability 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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This indicator is a measure of the internal/managerial support for activities related to the preservation of an institution’s digital collections.

The percentage for all institutions is 26%. However it varies, by type of institution, from 14% to 75%.


The percentage of organisations having a written policy in all Core Surveys has remained the same at around 25%.

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