In early 2012 the ENUMERATE network carried out a short Core Survey across Europe. The survey was online from February 1st to March 31st. More than 2500 institutions from 29 European countries participated in the survey and the number of valid responses is close to 2000.
The Core Survey has gathered data about:
- The digitisation of collections
- The cost of digitisation efforts
- Access to digitised heritage collections
- The preservation of digital heritage materials
Data have been statistically analysed and ENUMERATE’s first report into the state of digitisation in Europe's cultural heritage institutions is now available (see the link below).
Some highlights of the findings are:
- c83% of cultural heritage institutions have a digital collection;
- c20% of all collections have been digitised and c57% still needs to be digitised (for 23% of collections over all there is no need to digitise);
- More than 50% of cultural heritage institutions collect born digital materials;
- c34% of institutions have a digitisation strategy;
- c85% of institutions use Web statistics to measure the use of their digital collections;
- 2 years from now institutions estimate to make twice as much of their collections accessible through Europeana as compared to today;
- On average 3.3% of paid staff in all cultural heritage institutions is working full time on digitisation.
A PDF of the report can be downloaded here:
The translated questionnaires of Core Survey I can be downloaded here: