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The increasing demand for collections data in web-accessible digital form is creating new virtual collections which, like the physical collection, require careful management and curation.
This chapter focuses on the strategic decisions required in managing digital projects, for example which collection should be digitised first, to what level of detail and, importantly, which user group will be served by these digital collections?
Managing Natural Science Collections: A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing encourages each reader to consider the different options available to them. As such, it should be essential reading for museum practitioners and other professionals around the world who are involved with any strategic aspect of managing natural science collections.