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Acquisition: SPECTRUM 4.0

This fact sheet provides updated guidance on the Acquisition procedure in SPECTRUM 4.0

ENUMERATE Core Survey 2

Enumerate logoThe ENUMERATE Survey Report on Digitisation in European Cultural Heritage Institutions 2014 was published in early 2014. The report is the third major study into the current state of digitisation in Europe. It highlights a big gap between the digitisation activities carried out by European cultural heritage institutions and their policies for digitisation. It also highlights the need for resources for digitisation, as even at historically good funding levels it is expected to take between 40 and 50 years to complete the task.

Read the full report here.

The report is the result of a survey carried out by the ENUMERATE Thematic Network, with the help of national coordinators, in 33 European countries and 11 languages. Almost 1.400 institutions answered an open call to participate between September and December 2013, and the results are consistent with earlier surveys, both those carried out by the ENUMERATE project and the earlier NUMERIC project.

Analysis shows that 34% of participating institutions have an explicit policy about the use of the digital collections, and academic research is seen as the most important reason to provide digital access to the collection. This is followed by educational use of the collection, while the least important reason is sales and commercial licensing. A total of 51% of all institutions measure the use of digital collections, with 91% using web statistics and 32% social media statistics. In terms of digital preservation, 26% of the institutions have a written digital preservation strategy which is endorsed by management, while 48% do not yet have a solution for long- term preservation based on international standards for digital preservation.

The estimated average budget for digital collections is €295.000, and an average of eight people are involved on a full-time basis in an institution’s digital collection. In total, one-third of the paid staff are involved in digitisation activities. About 53% of the costs involved are seen as being incidental cost and 47% structural costs, while 72% of costs are in-house with 28% out-of-pocket costs for external service providers. Digital collection activities are funded in the main by internal budgets (88%). National public grants are available to almost 40% of respondents, and 22% receive regional or local public grants.

Marco de Niet, Director of The DEN Foundation, the Dutch knowledge centre for digital heritage in the Netherlands, says: “ENUMERATE has created a conceptual framework that brings together various separate monitoring activities on digital heritage that were set up in the Netherlands in the past decade. ENUMERATE has brought consistency to the methodology, and thanks to the contributions of a large group of Dutch memory institutions, a reliable dataset has been created that can be used as an evidence base for future policies and practices".

The report is the last in a series of three planned for the lifetime of the ENUMERATE project. The first Core Survey 1 in 2012 was followed by the results of an in-depth ‘Thematic’ Survey in 2013. ENUMERATE is a project led by Collections Trust and funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. It is intended ENUMERATE will continue its work beyond 2014.

More information about the ENUMERATE project can be found at www.enumerate.eu

SPECTRUM Digital Asset Management Partners Scheme launched by Collections Trust

Spectrum DAM Partner logoA new SPECTRUM DAM Partner scheme for suppliers of Digital Asset Management software has been formally launched by Collections Trust. The first company to join is Extensis. Full details are online at www.collectionslink.org.uk/spectrum-dam-partner.

This new scheme supports SPECTRUM DAM. This is the best practice guide to integrating Digital Asset Management into existing Collections Management practice based on, or compatible with, the SPECTRUM Standard.

SPECTRUM DAM Partners

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Newly launched for 2014, SPECTRUM DAM Partners are commercial vendors who develop and support digital asset management software and products.

The SPECTRUM DAM Partner Scheme will assist the Collections Trust to support museums in understanding the importance of integrating DAM into their Collections Management practice. A SPECTRUM DAM Partner will offer confidence to museums in the procurement of software through their association with the trusted, industry-wide SPECTRUM standard. The Collections Trust believes that in order to be sustainable the management of digital assets connected to Collections should be brought into the same professional context as the management of Collections objects and associated information.

Membership of the SPECTRUM DAM Partner Scheme allows software suppliers to use SPECTRUM DAM for commercial purposes under licence.

Members of the scheme provide information for the Collections Trust’s DAM Software Survey 2014-2015, which enables users to find the right software for their needs by comparing the features of leading Digital Asset Management Systems.

Current SPECTRUM DAM Partners

Find out more about our Partners by clicking on their logo below to visit their website:

image: Extensis logo -- click to visit the website       image: KE Software logo -- click to visit the website

 

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SPECTRUM DAM Partners DAM Software Survey 2014-2015

COMING SOON!!

You can find the right digital asset management for your needs by comparing the features of leading DAM in the Collections Trust’s DAM Software Survey 2014-15. The Survey is compiled using information provided by the Collections Trust’s SPECTRUM DAM Partners.

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Join the SPECTRUM DAM Partner Scheme

If you are a commercial vendor interested in joining the SPECTRUM DAM Partner Scheme, please click here.

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SPECTRUM Partners

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The SPECTRUM Partners are an important part of the international SPECTRUM Community. They are commercial vendors who develop and support software and products which support collections management. They can make use of the SPECTRUM standard in their software through the SPECTRUM Partner Scheme. Membership of this scheme allows software suppliers to use SPECTRUM for commercial purposes under licence. It enables them to assess their software for compliance with SPECTRUM, and brand their software as SPECTRUM Compliant.

SPECTRUM Partners are committed to the development and promotion of SPECTRUM and standards of best practice to their client communities and are able to contribute expertise and knowledge to the future development of SPECTRUM. Members of the scheme provide information for the Collections Trust’s Software Survey, which enables users to find the right software for their needs by comparing the features of leading Collections Management Systems.

Current SPECTRUM Partners

Find out more about each Partner by clicking on their name below to visit their website:

Adlib Information Systems
Axiell
Collector Systems
Gallery Systems
Keepthinking
KE Software Ltd
Media Equation
Mobydoc
MODES Users Association
Picturae
Roger Layton Associates
Selago Design
Semantika
SKINmuseum
System Simulations Ltd
Vernon Systems
zetcom Ltd

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SPECTRUM Partners CMS Software Survey 2012-2013

You can find the right software for your needs by comparing the features of leading Collections Management Systems over more than 40 different criteria in the Collections Trust’s CMS Software Survey 2012-13. The Survey is compiled using information provided by the Collections Trust’s SPECTRUM Partners.

Click here to use the SPECTRUM Partner CMS Software Survey comparison tool.

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Join the SPECTRUM Partner Scheme

If you are a commercial vendor interested in joining the SPECTRUM Partner Scheme, please click here.

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Collections Trust opens consultation on proposed SPECTRUM Data Standard for museums

spectrum groupCollections Trust has announced a consultation on a proposed new standard to help museums worldwide capture, manage and share rich information about their collections. The proposed new standard builds on the success of SPECTRUM, the global standard for best practice in Collections Management, as well as work led by the British Museum as part of the ResearchSpace project.

Europeana Food and Drink

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The Europeana Food and Drink Project - launched January 2014.

EEXCESS - Take the content to the user

The vision of the EEXCESS project is to push high-quality content from the so-called long tail to platforms and devices which are used every day. Instead of navigating a multitude of libraries, repositories and databases, users will find relevant and specialised information in their habitual environment.

AthenaPlus

AthenaPlus is a European Commission 'best practice network'. The consortium has 40 partners from 21 countries. Collections Trust is participating by making content available to Europeana through it and as a task leader on "Survey and description of mapping suitable to LIDO"

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