Call for participation - Core Survey 3

The ENUMERATE Core Survey 3 is now open for participation. 





(Or prepare yourself by first having a look at a pdf version of the questionnaire in English. On a separate page we also have the questionnaire in some other European languages.)

All European cultural heritage institutions are encouraged to contribute. The survey includes questions about your digitisation efforts, available collections online and offline, policy on digital collections, sustainability and costs. The survey is organised by ENUMERATE  as part of Europeana.  It  will be distributed among thousands of institutions across Europe. Together we can make the case for investments in our digital activities!

What is in it for you?
The more institutions participate, the more reliable will be our results. The survey will be available from February 27 to April 20. Thousands of cultural heritage institutions participated in the first two editions. We need you to share your relevant key indicators (anonymously) and in return, we will  share the (anonymised) results of the survey with all participating organisations.

If you are interested in an example of how the ENUMERATE surveys may be useful to organisations such as your own, feel free to test one of the indicators - the extent to which your analogue collections have been digitised - and check the performance of your institution against others.


Enumerate in the past

Enumerate was an EC-funded project, led by Collections Trust in the UK.  The primary objective of ENUMERATE was to create a reliable baseline of statistical data about digitization, digital preservation and online access to cultural heritage in Europe. Currently, statistical data on Europe’s digital heritage is tentative and scattered at best. For the European Commission and many of the agencies and actors in the field of culture there is no consistent evidence base for making strategic decisions on investments in digitisation. ENUMERATE brings about major improvements in the quality and availability of intelligence about digital heritage. A consortium of 10 partners was at the heart of the ENUMERATE 'Thematic Network'. Together they initiated a Europe-wide community of practice to share statistical data and knowledge on the progress of digitisation. 

ENUMERATE builds on the results of the NUMERIC project (2007-2009) and is now (since 2014) part of Europeana. NUMERIC was a ground breaking initiative to create a framework for the gathering of statistical data on digital cultural heritage. ENUMERATE will improve and refine the methodology from NUMERIC and will bring the data online for re-use. ENUMERATE will also take into account the results of a recent study of Collections Trust into the costs of digitising Europe’s cultural heritage.

ENUMERATE was funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme of the European Commission and was running for three years, from 2011-2014.

More information on ICT-PSP can be found at