Following the research on the digitization of European cultural heritage carried out by Numeric in 2007, the results of the research can now be consulted at www.numeric.ws
A workshop is being held in Luxembourg in early April 2008 in order to consult interested parties, and to agree the recommended methods for collecting statistics in each country. Until now statistical data have been available mainly for national libraries only, and that there is an urgent need of more data from the university libraries.
The proposed approach will make best use of standing surveys undertaken by various Ministries and Professional Associations with the intention of minimising the survey burden on individual institutions. However, it will be necessary to supplement the data so collected by a limited sample survey of institutions in each country, conducted by the Numeric Study Team. Further information may be found in the Numeric report at www.numeric.ws.
The workshop has good representation across all the types of cultural institution and experts from all countries will be participating. The study team is anxious to ensure that the views of LIBER are properly considered and will continue to liaise with LIBER to this end. If there are any specific queries, please send them directly to NUMERIC@ipf.co.uk.