New NEMO report on organising digital cataloguing outlines 10 helpful principles

The recent report by the NEMO Working Group Digital Transformation “Practical Guide for Digital Basic Cataloguing - 10 Principles” is an excellent tool for museums to turn to when organising digital information and creating a digital strategy.

By following the 10 principles, museums can be sure that their digital information is optimised for usage by both internal and external stakeholders. The guide does not go into detail about the type of information that should be part of a digital collection, rather it offers insights into how to process and prepare already defined information for digital cataloguing. Museums of all types and sizes will find these guidelines helpful since they can be scaled to fit any organisation's resources in terms of staff and finances.

The Practical Guide for Digital Basic Cataloguing covers a variety of important topics ranging from automated data enhancement, multilingualism, provenance and digital sustainability. Each chapter is summarised with handy recommendations and suggestions for further reading.  

NEMO Working Groups  

NEMO’s working groups offer NEMO members a European perspective on topics that are important to the museum sector. The working groups provide a place to get connected, learn and share experiences through organised study visits and events. They also produce studies, reports and recommendations. 
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Please note that prior to January 2023, the Working Group Digital Transformation was called Digitalisation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).