Digital Heritage in the Netherlands: notes on a survey  p roduction,  e xpenditure and  a vailability survey Trilce Navarr...
<ul><li>Today: </li></ul><ul><li>W hy digital heritage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch  e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>L imited resources </li></ul><ul><li>3 decade  h istory </li></ul><ul><li>Need to  k now   ...
<ul><li>Dutch  e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration is ongoing, 2007 NLD estimates for museum collections: </li>...
<ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop a system that could be im...
<ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Museums  = 41 / 775 (science, art and history incl. ethnography, other) </li><...
<ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>23% is digitized </li></ul><ul><li>41% must be digiti...
<ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditure (in euros) </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital H...
<ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Costs areas </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
<ul><li>Dutch  e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no homogenous concept for digitization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Museums </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
<ul><li>Museums </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands Expenditure: average  €   792,918
<ul><li>Dutch  e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P roduction,  e xpenditure and  a ccess: The Digital Facts survey to  mus...
<ul><li>Dutch  e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P roduction,  e xpenditure and  a ccess: The Digital Facts survey to  mus...
<ul><li>Dutch  e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data gathering strategies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-registration <...
<ul><ul><li>Towards  U niversal  A ccess to  H eritage  K nowledge … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you …  ! </li></ul><...
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Trilce Navarrete's presentation on a survey of digitization in Dutch cultural heritage institutions, presented at MCN 2009 session "Economics 911: The Economics of Digitizing Cultural Collections"

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Trilce Navarrete paper "Digital Heritage in the Netherlands: Notes on a Survey

  1. 1. Digital Heritage in the Netherlands: notes on a survey p roduction, e xpenditure and a vailability survey Trilce Navarrete Hernández Museum Computer Network 11-14 November 2009  Portland  OR
  2. 2. <ul><li>Today: </li></ul><ul><li>W hy digital heritage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heritage Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Museums </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>L imited resources </li></ul><ul><li>3 decade h istory </li></ul><ul><li>Need to k now  ‘ meten is weten ’ </li></ul><ul><li>I nform d ecision m aking </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  4. 4. <ul><li>Dutch e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration is ongoing, 2007 NLD estimates for museum collections: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(DEN 2008, NMV 2007, MusIP 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered  there is a record of the object = 83% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated  the recorded object is in digital format = 57% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitized  there is a digital image of the object = 37% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documented  the object has context information = 34-54% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online  information about the object can be found online = 31% </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands No data on costs
  5. 5. <ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop a system that could be implemented for the s tructural g athering of digital heritage data (production output + expenditure). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To gather s tatistical d ata that would give policy makers an insight into the currently available digital heritage and the investment that has taken place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of objects + Objects digitized + Digitization expenditure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiated by EC Numeric Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioned by Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinated by Digital Heritage Foundation DEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of on-line visitors ✗ % collections available on-line/on-site ✓ </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  6. 6. <ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Museums = 41 / 775 (science, art and history incl. ethnography, other) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries = 21 / 699 (National, public, special, scientific) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archives = 38 / 329 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AV = 2 / 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined institutions = 11 (research centers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monuments and archaeological sites = 0 / 50,700,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Digital Facts responses = 128 </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands 5 sectors
  7. 7. <ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>23% is digitized </li></ul><ul><li>41% must be digitized </li></ul><ul><li>36% does not have </li></ul><ul><li>to be digitized </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  8. 8. <ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditure (in euros) </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands Expenditure: average $ 158,686 USD
  9. 9. <ul><li>Digital Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Costs areas </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  10. 10. <ul><li>Dutch e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no homogenous concept for digitization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration + Image + Context (documentation + stories/links) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Production process involves different people / institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Sector differences are based on object characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries: labor = 70% expenditure ($ 74,151 per staff), highest collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Archives: labor = 70% expenditure ($ 36,062 per staff) , 72% structural funds, highest expenditure </li></ul><ul><li>Museums: labor = 90% expenditure ($ 82,832 per staff) , 81% production in-house </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsourcing: painting 80x newspapers / OCR books 9x other OCR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Missing culture of accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Need for comparable data measures </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  11. 11. <ul><li>Museums </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  12. 12. <ul><li>Museums </li></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands Expenditure: average € 792,918
  13. 13. <ul><li>Dutch e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P roduction, e xpenditure and a ccess: The Digital Facts survey to museums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than half of collections (ca. 30 million objects) still needs to be digitized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization is more than a picture on-line. Goal = increase findability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration + Image + Context (documentation + stories / links ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 museums could not report total institutional budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26 museums reported allocated budget = 5% for digital activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AV reported spending over 3 million = 15% of total budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% of FTE’s allocated towards digital activities (AV 11%, AEH 9%, other 3%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital activities not integrated as core activity, only 19 museums reported having an information plan </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  14. 14. <ul><li>Dutch e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P roduction, e xpenditure and a ccess: The Digital Facts survey to museums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No data / no method to isolate contextual information (wanted?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data from Digital Facts is first indication, expenditure data still scarce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 3 decade history. Continuous investment required to benefit from past efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for method to link production expenditure to benefits of access (follow-up More Digital Facts project) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed decision making requires data on expenditure, production and access </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  15. 15. <ul><li>Dutch e xperience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data gathering strategies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support structural accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at national level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect past investment with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sustainable future financing </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Towards U niversal A ccess to H eritage K nowledge … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you … ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T.NavarreteHernandez @ uva.nl </li></ul></ul>MCN 2009 - Digital Heritage in the Netherlands
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