Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our Museum Collection Data Survey for 2018. We have never had as many participants, with 116 responses
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Half of the museums planning to publish their collection online in 2016 have done it…… Did the other half give up? Vernon Systems asked New Zealand and Australian Museums how they share their collections online. This survey from 2017 was a follow up to the survey results from 2016. This year we had 73 organisations respond, from a possible 500 that were sent the survey. The museums that did respond were mostly Social History collections and there are fewer Fine Art collections this year than
Last year we contacted you with our Museum Survey. We were very happy with the response we had from Australian and New Zealand museums. Our survey looked at whether museums shared their collections online, and if so, how. The results can be seen here. This year we are following up the survey. Please take a few minutes to answer a few quick questions. All answers will remain anonymous and we are happy to share the results. Enter the survey here.
For the first time Museums Australia and Museums Aotearoa are coming together for Museums Australasia 2016. This is a great opportunity to survey the members of these museum associations and learn more about the penetration of online collections.
In May this year I spoke at the annual Museums Australia conference about “How to cope when you open your digital doors“. As research for the talk I sent out an online questionnaire and had follow-up discussions during with fifteen art and heritage organisations that had made the commitment to share the bulk of their collection records online.
A longer version of the presentation is coming out next year in the post-conference Museums Australia journal, but in the meantime you can read a quick recap of the survey results.