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Survey of Academic Library & Museum Efforts to Digitize Rare Book/Document Collections

  • ID: 5440028
  • Report
  • September 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 102 Pages
  • Primary Research Group

44 organizations discuss their efforts to digitize their rare book and document collections, specifying future plans, providing data on budgets and use of staff time, among other issues. The study provides data on the extent of digitization efforts of rare materials such as illuminated manuscripts, parchment and inscriptions in hard surfaces such as metal or stone, as well as the overall percentage of resources devoted to pre-Gutenberg texts.  It also looks at efforts to market digitized collections through social media, digital repositories, and dedicated web sites and e-newsletters. Participants also discuss safety and security during digitization, both in-house and through vendors

In open ended questions, participants discuss the kind of equipment that they use and plan to purchase, how they assure material safety and security during digitization, as well as how they prioritize which collections to digitize and who influences these decisions. They also list outside service companies that they have worked with and describe how they handle digitization of special materials such as textiles or engineering blueprints, among others. The study also presents highly detailed data on sources of funding for digitization and current and planned levels of spending as well as expectations of the level of staff resources that will be devoted to digitization efforts in the near future. 

Just a few of this unique 105-page report’s many findings are that:

  • For 13.6% of survey participants digitization of pre-Gutenberg texts were an important or critical part of their work.
  • For participants from the UK/Ireland 23.1% of their work concerned works developed prior to the development of book printing.
  • 41.67% of survey participants with more than 6 FTE employees in their rare book/document departments had a separate budget for digitization work.
  • The outlook for obtaining outside funding for digitization work was much better in the United States than in other countries.
  • 48% of the colleges and universities in the sample have outsourced digitization efforts to a consultant or outside service company.

29 college/university libraries, predominantly research universities, as well as 15 other organizations that maintain significant rare book collections - museums, historic sites, and public and special libraries - contributed extensive data and commentary to the study.  Data in the report is broken out by region and is presented separately for the USA, for the UK/Ireland, and for all other countries.  In addition, data is broken out for museums/historic sites, R1 universities, R2 universities, colleges, and for public and special libraries - as well as by size of rare book department staff.

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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   

  • Characteristics of the Sample

PARTICIPANT LIST    
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS    

  • Experience with Rare or Antique Materials    
  • Experience in Digitizing Scrolls    
  • Experience in Digitizing Inscriptions in Metal, Wood or Other Hard Surfaces    
  • Experience in Digitizing Pre-Gutenberg Texts    
  • Experience in Digitizing Parchment    
  • Experience in Digitizing Illuminated Manuscripts    
  • Experience in Digitizing Maps    
  • Percentage of Digitization Work that Concerns Works Created Prior to Book Printing (Metal Movable Type)    
  • Percentage of Digitization Work that Concerns Fragments Rather than Complete Works    
  • Percentage of Rare Book/Document Departments with a Specific Digitization Budget    
  • Sources of Funding for Digitization    
  • Outlook for Digitization Funding    
  • Outlook for Own Institution Spending on Digitization for Rare Books & Documents    
  • Annual Staff Hours Devoted to Digitization    
  • Outlook for Amount of Staff Labor Expected to Be Spent On Digitization    
  • Change in Size of the Digitization Backlog Over the Past Year    
  • How Departments Prioritize What do Digitize    
  • Outsourcing Digitization    
  • Spending on Digitization Outsourcing    
  • Effective Outsourcing Partners    
  • Safety of Objects Outsourced to be Digitized    
  • Safety of Materials During in-House Digitization    
  • Measures Taken to Assure Safety & Security of Materials During Digitization    
  • Current Digitization Equipment in Use and Purchasing Plans    
  • Percentage of Digitization Labor Time Accounted for by Metadata Efforts    
  • Opinion of Time Saving Shortcuts in Metadata Development for Rare Book & Document Collections    
  • Spending on Outsourced Metadata Services for Rare Books & Documents    
  • Income Accrued from Licensing or Sale of Facsimiles    
  • Social Media/Video Site Marketing Practices for Rare Book & Document Collections    
  • Most Significant and Important Digital Repositories for Rare Book & Document Collections    

List of Tables
Table 1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts.    
Table 1.1.1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Scrolls    
Table 1.1.2 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Scrolls Broken out by Country    
Table 1.1.3 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Scrolls Broken out by  Type of parent organization 
Table 1.1.4 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Scrolls Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 1.1.5 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Scrolls Broken out by Type of Educational Institution 
Table 1.2.1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Inscription in Metal, Wood and other Hard Surfaces  
Table 1.2.2 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Inscription in Metal, Wood and other Hard Surfaces Broken out by Country    
Table 1.2.3 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Inscription in Metal, Wood and other Hard Surfaces Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 1.2.4 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Inscription in Metal, Wood and other Hard Surfaces Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 1.2.5 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Inscription in Metal, Wood and other Hard Surfaces Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 1.3.1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Pre-Gutenberg Texts    
Table 1.3.2 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Pre-Gutenberg Texts Broken out by Country    
Table 1.3.3 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts.  Pre-Gutenberg Texts Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 1.3.4 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Pre-Gutenberg Texts Broken out by Number of FTE 
Table 1.3.5 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Pre-Gutenberg Texts Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 1.4.1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Parchment    
Table 1.4.2 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Parchment Broken out by Country    
Table 1.4.3 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Parchment Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 1.4.4 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Parchment Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 1.4.5 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Parchment Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 1.5.1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Illuminated Manuscripts    
Table 1.5.2 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts.  Illuminated Manuscripts Broken out by Country    
Table 1.5.3 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Illuminated Manuscripts Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 1.5.4 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Illuminated Manuscripts Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 1.5.5 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Illuminated Manuscripts Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 1.6.1 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Maps    
Table 1.6.2 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Maps Broken out by Country    
Table 1.6.3 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Maps Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 1.6.4 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Maps Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 1.6.5 Rate the following types of materials for the degree to which you have encountered them in your digitization efforts. Maps Broken out by Type of Educational Institution  
Table 2.1 What percentage of your digitization work concerns works created prior to the development of book printing?    
Table 2.2 What percentage of your digitization work concerns works created prior to the development of book printing? Broken out by Country    
Table 2.3 What percentage of your digitization work concerns works created prior to the development of book printing? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 2.4 What percentage of your digitization work concerns works created prior to the development of book printing? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 2.5 What percentage of your digitization work concerns works created prior to the development of book printing? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 3.1 About what percentage of your digitization work would you say concerns the digitization of fragments rather than relatively complete works?    
Table 3.2 About what percentage of your digitization work would you say concerns the digitization of fragments rather than relatively complete works? Broken out by Country    
Table 3.3 About what percentage of your digitization work would you say concerns the digitization of fragments rather than relatively complete works? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 3.4 About what percentage of your digitization work would you say concerns the digitization of fragments rather than relatively complete works? Broken out by Number of FTE 
Table 3.5 About what percentage of your digitization work would you say concerns the digitization of fragments rather than relatively complete works? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 4.1 Does your department have a specific budget or budgets for digitization?    
Table 4.2 Does your department have a specific budget or budgets for digitization? Broken out by Country    
Table 4.3 Does your department have a specific budget or budgets for digitization? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 4.4 Does your department have a specific budget or budgets for digitization? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 4.5 Does your department have a specific budget or budgets for digitization? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 5 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources    
Table 5.1.1 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: The library or museum budget    
Table 5.1.2 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources:  The library or museum budget Broken out by Country    
Table 5.1.3 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: The library or museum budget Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 5.1.4 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: The library or museum budget Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 5.1.5 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: The library or museum budget Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 5.2.1 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Supplement from the parent institution    
Table 5.2.2 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Supplement from the parent institution Broken out by Country    
Table 5.2.3 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Supplement from the parent institution Broken out by Type of parent organization    
Table 5.2.4 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Supplement from the parent institution Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 5.2.5 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Supplement from the parent institution Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 5.3.1 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Grants and Fundraising    
Table 5.3.2 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Grants and Fundraising Broken out by Country    
Table 4.3.3 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Grants and Fundraising Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 5.3.4 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Grants and Fundraising Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 5.3.5 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Grants and Fundraising Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 5.4.1 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Endowment    
Table 5.4.2 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Endowment Broken out by Country    
Table 5.4.3 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Endowment Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 5.4.4 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Endowment Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 5.4.5 What percentage of the budget for digitization comes from the following sources: Endowment Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 6.1 How would you describe the outlook for raising money for digitization projects from sources outside of the main library, museum or other main institutional budget?    
Table 6.2 How would you describe the outlook for raising money for digitization projects from sources outside of the main library, museum or other main institutional budget? Broken out by Country    
Table 6.3 How would you describe the outlook for raising money for digitization projects from sources outside of the main library, museum or other main institutional budget? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 6.4 How would you describe the outlook for raising money for digitization projects from sources outside of the main library, museum or other main institutional budget? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 6.5 How would you describe the outlook for raising money for digitization projects from sources outside of the main library, museum or other main institutional budget? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 7.1 Which phrase best describes the probable course over the next two years of your institutional spending for rare book and document digitization?    
Table 7.2 Which phrase best describes the probable course over the next two years of your institutional spending for rare book and document digitization? Broken out by Country    
Table 7.3 Which phrase best describes the probable course over the next two years of your institutional spending for rare book and document digitization? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 7.4 Which phrase best describes the probable course over the next two years of your institutional spending for rare book and document digitization? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 7.5 Which phrase best describes the probable course over the next two years of your institutional spending for rare book and document digitization? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 8.1 Approximately how many man hours annually would you say that your staff and associated workers on your projects devote to digitization efforts?  (one full time employee working a normal work day generally puts in about 1.800 hours per year)    
Table 8.2 Approximately how many man hours annually would you say that your staff and associated workers on your projects devote to digitization efforts?  (one full time employee working a normal work day generally puts in about 1.800 hours per year) Broken out by Country    
Table 8.3 Approximately how many man hours annually would you say that your staff and associated workers on your projects devote to digitization efforts?  (one full time employee working a normal work day generally puts in about 1.800 hours per year) Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 8.4 Approximately how many man hours annually would you say that your staff and associated workers on your projects devote to digitization efforts?  (one full time employee working a normal work day generally puts in about 1.800 hours per year) Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 8.5 Approximately how many man hours annually would you say that your staff and associated workers on your projects devote to digitization efforts?  (one full time employee working a normal work day generally puts in about 1.800 hours per year) Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 9.1 Over the next two years do you expect that:    
Table 9.2 Over the next two years do you expect that: Broken out by Country    
Table 9.3 Over the next two years do you expect that: Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 9.4 Over the next two years do you expect that: Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 9.5 Over the next two years do you expect that: Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 10.1 Which phrase best describes the change in size of your digitization back log over the past year?    
Table 10.2 Which phrase best describes the change in size of your digitization back log over the past year? Broken out by Country    
Table 10.3 Which phrase best describes the change in size of your digitization back log over the past year? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 10.4 Which phrase best describes the change in size of your digitization back log over the past year? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 10.5 Which phrase best describes the change in size of your digitization back log over the past year? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
What projects are you currently working on and how do you prioritize what you will do in the future?    
Table 11.1 Has your organization outsourced digitization. in whole or in part, to a third party. another college or museum. private consultant or company?    
Table 11.2 Has your organization outsourced digitization, in whole or in part, to a third party, another college or museum, private consultant or company? Broken out by Country    
Table 11.3 Has your organization outsourced digitization, in whole or in part, to a third party, another college or museum, private consultant or company? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 11.4 Has your organization outsourced digitization, in whole or in part, to a third party, another college or museum, private consultant or company? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 11.5 Has your organization outsourced digitization, in whole or in part, to a third party, another college or museum, private consultant or company? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 12.1 If you have outsourced digitization within the past three years of any cultural object – photographs, music, film, artwork, text, historic documents, textiles, architectural or engineering blueprints or documents, or other works of cultural significance -- how much in the aggregate have you spent over the past three years?    
Table 12.2 If you have outsourced digitization within the past three years of any cultural object – photographs, music, film, artwork, text, historic documents, textiles, architectural or engineering blueprints or documents, or other works of cultural significance -- how much in the aggregate have you spent over the past three years? Broken out by Country    
Table 12.3 If you have outsourced digitization within the past three years of any cultural object – photographs, music, film, artwork, text, historic documents, textiles, architectural or engineering blueprints or documents, or other works of cultural significance -- how much in the aggregate have you spent over the past three years? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 12.4 If you have outsourced digitization within the past three years of any cultural object – photographs, music, film, artwork, text, historic documents, textiles, architectural or engineering blueprints or documents, or other works of cultural significance -- how much in the aggregate have you spent over the past three years? Broken out by Number of FTE 
Table 12.5 If you have outsourced digitization within the past three years of any cultural object – photographs, music, film, artwork, text, historic documents, textiles, architectural or engineering blueprints or documents, or other works of cultural significance -- how much in the aggregate have you spent over the past three years? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
What companies or other organizations have you found to be effective outsourcing partners for any kind of digitization work and that you would recommend to others?    
Table 13 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply)    
Table 13.1.1 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident    
Table 13.1.2 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by Country    
Table 13.1.3 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 13.1.4 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 13.1.5 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 13.2.1 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft    
Table 13.2.2 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by Country    
Table 13.2.3 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 13.2.4 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 13.2.5 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 13.3.1 Significant Damage to Original Texts    
Table 13.3.2 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by Country    
Table 13.3.3 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply)Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 13.3.4 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of the outsourcing of a rare book or manuscript project?  (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 13.3.5 Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 14 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply)    
Table 14.1.1 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident    
Table 14.1.2 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by Country    
Table 14.1.3 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 14.1.4 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 14.1.5 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Carelessness or Accident Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 14.2.1 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft    
Table 14.2.2 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by Country    
Table 14.2.3 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 14.2.4 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 14.2.5 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Loss of Material Likely Due to Theft Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 14.3.1 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts    
Table 14.3.2 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by Country    
Table 14.3.3 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 14.3.4 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 14.3.5 To the best of your knowledge has any of the following occurred as a result of an in-house digitization project? (Check all that apply) Significant Damage to Original Texts Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
What are some general measures that you take to insure that original materials are not damaged during the digitization process?    
If you use digital photographic & scanning equipment, comment briefly on the following: what do you have? What do you plan to purchase? Why have you made the decisions you have?    
Table 15.1 About what percentage of the labor time required for your digitization projects would you say are accounted for by cataloging and metadata issues?    
Table 15.2 About what percentage of the labor time required for your digitization projects would you say are accounted for by cataloging and metadata issues? Broken out by Country    
Table 15.3 About what percentage of the labor time required for your digitization projects would you say are accounted for by cataloging and metadata issues? Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 15.4 About what percentage of the labor time required for your digitization projects would you say are accounted for by cataloging and metadata issues? Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 15.5 About what percentage of the labor time required for your digitization projects would you say are accounted for by cataloging and metadata issues? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 16.1 Give your opinion of the following statement: when dealing with enormous collections (thousands of page fragments for example) it may be better to develop metadata for categories of files or objects rather than to develop distinct metadata for each. The resulting time savings allow for faster discoverability and additional detail can be added later to collections that are used extensively.    
Table 16.2 Give your opinion of the following statement: when dealing with enormous collections (thousands of page fragments for example) it may be better to develop metadata for categories of files or objects rather than to develop distinct metadata for each. The resulting time savings allow for faster discoverability and additional detail can be added later to collections that are used extensively. Broken out by Country    
Table 16.3 Give your opinion of the following statement: when dealing with enormous collections (thousands of page fragments for example) it may be better to develop metadata for categories of files or objects rather than to develop distinct metadata for each. The resulting time savings allow for faster discoverability and additional detail can be added later to collections that are used extensively. Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 16.4 Give your opinion of the following statement: when dealing with enormous collections (thousands of page fragments for example) it may be better to develop metadata for categories of files or objects rather than to develop distinct metadata for each. The resulting time savings allow for faster discoverability and additional detail can be added later to collections that are used extensively. Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 16.5 Give your opinion of the following statement: when dealing with enormous collections (thousands of page fragments for example) it may be better to develop metadata for categories of files or objects rather than to develop distinct metadata for each. The resulting time savings allow for faster discoverability and additional detail can be added later to collections that are used extensively. Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Table 17.1 What has been your spending over the past three years on outside metadata services for your digitization projects? If these expenses have not been broken out separately by a supplier give an estimate of the amount of total digitization outsourcing spending accounted for my metadata creation.    
Table 17.2 What has been your spending over the past three years on outside metadata services for your digitization projects? If these expenses have not been broken out separately by a supplier give an estimate of the amount of total digitization outsourcing spending accounted for my metadata creation. Broken out by Country    
Table 17.3 What has been your spending over the past three years on outside metadata services for your digitization projects? If these expenses have not been broken out separately by a supplier give an estimate of the amount of total digitization outsourcing spending accounted for my metadata creation. Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 17.4 What has been your spending over the past three years on outside metadata services for your digitization projects? If these expenses have not been broken out separately by a supplier give an estimate of the amount of total digitization outsourcing spending accounted for my metadata creation. Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 17.5 What has been your spending over the past three years on outside metadata services for your digitization projects? If these expenses have not been broken out separately by a supplier give an estimate of the amount of total digitization outsourcing spending accounted for my metadata creation. Broken out by Type of Educational Institution 
Table 18.1 If the Division licenses, rents or sells any aspects of its digital collections, approximately how much revenue did it accrue from these activities over the past three years? (a ballpark guess is sufficient if you don't have definite figures)    
Table 18.2 If the Division licenses, rents or sells any aspects of its digital collections, approximately how much revenue did it accrue from these activities over the past three years? (a ballpark guess is sufficient if you don't have definite figures) Broken out by Country    
Table 18.3 If the Division licenses, rents or sells any aspects of its digital collections, approximately how much revenue did it accrue from these activities over the past three years? (a ballpark guess is sufficient if you don't have definite figures) Broken out by  Type of parent organization    
Table 18.4 If the Division licenses, rents or sells any aspects of its digital collections, approximately how much revenue did it accrue from these activities over the past three years? (a ballpark guess is sufficient if you don't have definite figures) Broken out by Number of FTE    
Table 18.5 If the Division licenses, rents or sells any aspects of its digital collections, approximately how much revenue did it accrue from these activities over the past three years? (a ballpark guess is sufficient if you don't have definite figures) Broken out by Type of Educational Institution    
Has your organization used YouTube, iTunes, Facebook, Tik Tok, Twitter, Pinterest, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr or other internet based archival and retrieving service for publicizing your digitized rare book and documents collection, please briefly describe what you have done and what was most effective?    
Which digital repositories have been most key for your department in helping enhance access to your digitized rare book and document collections?    
Table 19.1 In your experience -- on average -- after a collection is digitized, what is the approximate yearly percentage increase (or decrease) in how much it is used in scholarship and education?   
Table 19.2 In your experience -- on average -- after a collection is digitized, what is the approximate yearly percentage increase (or decrease) in how much it is used in scholarship and education? Broken out by Country   
Table 19.3 In your experience -- on average -- after a collection is digitized, what is the approximate yearly percentage increase (or decrease) in how much it is used in scholarship and education? Broken out by  Type of parent organization   
Table 19.4 In your experience -- on average -- after a collection is digitized, what is the approximate yearly percentage increase (or decrease) in how much it is used in scholarship and education? Broken out by Number of FTE   
Table 19.5 In your experience -- on average -- after a collection is digitized, what is the approximate yearly percentage increase (or decrease) in how much it is used in scholarship and education? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution   
Table 20.1 How strongly do you feel that your library or museum management support digitization efforts?   
Table 20.2 How strongly do you feel that your library or museum management support digitization efforts? Broken out by Country   
Table 20.3 How strongly do you feel that your library or museum management support digitization efforts? Broken out by  Type of parent organization   
Table 20.4 How strongly do you feel that your library or museum management support digitization efforts? Broken out by Number of FTE   
Table 20.5 How strongly do you feel that your library or museum management support digitization efforts? Broken out by Type of Educational Institution   

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  • National Museum of the Royal Navy
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