Survey Report on Digitisation in European Cultural Heritage Institutions 2015


The Report on ENUMERATE survey [Core Survey 3, 2015] represents the fourth major study into the current state of digitisation in Europe: in 2008 the NUMERIC Study was done, and in 2011 and 2013 the follow-up Core Survey 1 and Core Survey 2 were organised.

Core Survey 3 is the result of a survey carried out by the ENUMERATE Team, as a relatively self-contained part of the overarching Europeana v3 project, that was funded under the EU CIP programme.

About 1,000 institutions answered the call to participate between February and May 2015. This most recent survey in the series could not have been done without the help of national coordinators, in 31 European countries (in 13 languages).

The survey asked questions about:

  • The collections;
  • Digitisation activity;
  • Digital access;
  • Digital preservation strategies;
  • Digitisation expenditure.