ENUMERATE follow-up by Europeana

Here you can find the results of ENUMERATE
Core Survey 4.


Enumerate in the past

Enumerate was an EC-funded project, led by Collections Trust in the UK. The primary objective of ENUMERATE was to create a reliable baseline of statistical data about digitization, digital preservation and online access to cultural heritage in Europe. Currently, statistical data on Europe’s digital heritage is tentative and scattered at best. For the European Commission and many of the agencies and actors in the field of culture there is no consistent evidence base for making strategic decisions on investments in digitisation. ENUMERATE brings about major improvements in the quality and availability of intelligence about digital heritage. A consortium of 10 partners was at the heart of the ENUMERATE 'Thematic Network'. Together they initiated a Europe-wide community of practice to share statistical data and knowledge on the progress of digitisation. 

ENUMERATE builds on the results of the NUMERIC project (2007-2009) and is now (since 2014) part of Europeana. NUMERIC was a ground breaking initiative to create a framework for the gathering of statistical data on digital cultural heritage. ENUMERATE will improve and refine the methodology from NUMERIC and will bring the data online for re-use. ENUMERATE will also take into account the results of a recent study of Collections Trust into the costs of digitising Europe’s cultural heritage.

ENUMERATE was funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme of the European Commission and was running for three years, from 2011-2014.

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