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Posted on Wednesday June 1, 2016

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Born-digital heritage collections

Theme: Supply
Indicator: Presence of born digital collections
Reference date: 31/08/2017 (Enumerate Core Survey 4)
Monitoring frequency: biennial
Institution types: museums, libraries, archives, other
Geographical scope: Europe

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The indicator allows institutions to compare performance in collecting any kind of born digital heritage materials (i.e. software, digital documents, digital art and harvested web content) with others. On an aggregated scale it provides reference materials for progress in the growth of born-digital collections (e.g. Proportion of memory institutions with born-digital materials).

57% of institutions have born-digital collections.

Previous Core Surveys

  • CS1 52%
  • CS2 53%
  • CS3 60%

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