Becoming Digital: A Dutch Heritage Perspective

The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 44:3, 153-168, DOI: 10.1080/10632921.2014.938385

Posted: 14 Jan 2015

Date Written: August 19, 2014

Abstract

Digitization of collections in Dutch museums can be traced back to 1969. Since then, significant resources have been allocated to digital activities. Results from the digitization trajectory analysis show that museums present a similar rate of adoption (and dissemination) for computers, the Internet, and information policy documents, with a 10-year difference while digitization of collections and online publication of collections have a much slower adoption rate. An explanation is found in the national policies designed to adopt technology focusing on innovation rather than organizational change or skill development. Restricted online publication of collections represents an important efficiency loss.

Keywords: digital heritage, financing, information technology, museums, Netherlands, policy

JEL Classification: Z18, Z11

Suggested Citation

Navarrete, Trilce, Becoming Digital: A Dutch Heritage Perspective (August 19, 2014). The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 44:3, 153-168, DOI: 10.1080/10632921.2014.938385. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2547414

Trilce Navarrete (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

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