Posted on Wednesday June 1, 2016

Born-digital heritage collections

Theme: Supply
Indicator: Presence of born digital collections
Reference date: 29/5/2015 (Enumerate Core Survey 3)
Monitoring frequency: biennial
Institution types: museums, libraries, archives, other
Geographical scope: Europe

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60% of institutions have born-digital collections.

In Core Survey 3 60% of the institutions indicated to collect born digital heritage. This is higher than in previous editions: In Core Survey 2 the percentage was 53% and in Core Survey 1 this was 52%.

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