From Data Graveyard to Culture Hackathon
The Benefits of Digitized Museum Collections
Even before the pandemic, many museums had begun digitizing their collections, discussing open content licenses for the extended use of digitized assets, and aspiring to provide broad-based access via various Internet platforms. As important as this groundwork is, it represents only one aspect of the promise offered by digital democratization. The other aspect is the use made of digitized collections, through which their social potential can only then be exploited.