Gain insight into your museum’s digital transformation with the ENUMERATE Self Assessment Tool

© Image: World Museum Vienna This image depicts a wooden slide rule against a grey background.

© Image: World Museum Vienna

ENUMERATE, developed by the inDICEs project, can be used by anyone working in the museum and cultural heritage sector who wishes to get tailored recommendations, resources and, eventually, data visualisations and insights about their organisation’s digital transformation. The recommendations are based on information provided by the user.

ENUMERATE is free to use and it gives users a better understanding of digital transformation, digitisation, organisational capacity, user engagement, audience development and collections reuse. It also offers recommendations for digital tools to tackle the challenges of open access, social media presence, widening outreach, reaching diverse audiences and stimulating user participation.

The Tool is embedded in the inDICEs Open Observatory in which you can discover a wealth of resources, guidance, discussions as well as discover networks and people to connect with. Follow the steps below to use the tool - through doing so, you will also help the sector to gain new insights and research into digitization:

  1. Make an account or log in to the inDICEs Open Observatory, where the ENUMERATE self assessment tool resides.
  2. Navigate to the ENUMERATE self assessment tool process to read more. You can also select a language or download a pdf of the questions in the language you need.
  3. If you are doing a full assessment of your institution, check the questions in advance and gather the information from colleagues, or sit down and fill in the questions together.

We encourage you to test the Self Assessment Tool before 30 June to be part of developing ENUMERATE further. By using the tool, you will help the European Commission and European policymakers to gain important insights into the issues faced by the cultural sector in Europe and how organisations can best be supported.

Once the ENUMERATE results gathered up until 30 June have been analysed in summer 2022, the Self Assessment Tool will produce a benchmarking visualisation which can be viewed upon return to the platform. It will show you how your organisation’s results compare to others of a similar size, in a similar sector, or in the same country—information which you can use to support strategies, project proposals and reports. When circumstances change, you will also be able to submit a new response to the questions and track progress over time.

Hands-on help in online events

Europeana is hosting three online events where the Tool will be introduced and you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the tool. Register for these events to be held on 9 June15 June and 23 June 2022.

How the tool was developed

The ENUMERATE Self Assessment tool was developed by the inDICEs project, which began in January 2020. NEMO is a partner of the Horizon 2020 funded project. inDICEs aims to uncover the impact of digital culture and digitisation in the cultural heritage sector and to address the need for innovative (re)use of cultural assets. It has gathered data on activities and impact that cultural heritage institutions were not already measuring, and over the last two years, has highlighted how crucial it is to introduce and support more data-driven decision making in the cultural heritage sector. The project issued important policy briefs and resources regarding cultural heritage value chains, open access policies and data monitoring.  At the core of the Self Assessment Tool developed by the project is ENUMERATE, an initiative designed to create a reliable baseline of statistical data about digitisation, digital preservation, and online access to cultural heritage in Europe for policy-makers.