Survey Report on Digitisation in European Cultural Heritage Institutions 2012

The ENUMERATE Survey Report on Digitisation in Cultural Heritage Institutions 2012 represents the first major study into the current state of digitisation in Europe. It is the result of a survey carried out by the ENUMERATE Thematic Network, with the help of national coordinators, in 29 European countries. About 2000 institutions answered the open call to participate between January and March 2012.

The survey asked questions about:

  • The state of digitisation activity in the institution responding;
  • Access to digital collections;
  • Its digital preservation strategy;
  • Expenditure of digitisation by the institution.

This report is the first in a series of three in the lifetime of the ENUMERATE project. Later in 2012 there will be an in-depth ‘thematic’ survey and an update on this work next year. It is intended that ENUMERATE will continue its work beyond 2014.

Funding for the project is from the European Commission funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.