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Evaluation of the Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative


The Digital Skills for Heritage’s end of programme evaluation report reveals thousands of people and organisations took part in and benefited from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s investment. The full report, which includes recommendations for the future, can be downloaded below and is available in English and Welsh. You can also watch a video recording of the Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative Evaluation webinar briefing that took place on 8 March 2024.


Published: 2024 | Resource type: blog

Video: Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative Evaluation Briefing


To accompany the publication of the report: Evaluation of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, a webinar was hosted by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 8 March 2024. The speakers included Tom Keyte, Co-founder and Senior Consultant at inFocus and co-author of this report, and Josie Fraser, Head of Digital Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This webinar discussed the impact and legacy of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative including recommendations for the future.


Published: 2024 | Resource type: webinar

Using Google Ads and Meta advertising to recruit remote volunteers


In 2022-23, 17 heritage organisations took part in the Digital Volunteering programme that was funded as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Some of these organisations used Google and Meta (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp) advertising to recruit volunteers to work remotely on digital projects. This ‘how to’ guide shares the process, learning and challenges of using Google and Meta Ads to recruit volunteers.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

Creating a digital community oral history archive


LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. This project recruited volunteers to use online tools to preserve the oral histories of LGBT activists in Greater Manchester. Volunteers were trained in oral history techniques and how to use tools such as Zoom to conduct, record and transcribe interviews.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

Create a remote global volunteer base to improve the searchability of digital archive


The #CrowdCymru digital archives volunteer project was jointly run by Gwent Archives, Glamorgan Archives and Cardiff University & Special Collections. Using a newly created bi-lingual online platform developed by the National Library of Wales, #CrowdCymru invited volunteers to tag, index and transcribe documents to make them more accessible for researchers.  Although the majority of the remote volunteers came from Wales, there were also sign-ups from USA, Canada, Australia and South Korea.

 


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

Creating online promotional material


Ripon Cathedral recruited five key volunteer roles — photography, visitor experience, heritage collections, website and social media — to help create digital content to promote and increase audience engagement with the cathedral. By creating different roles the project was able to engage with new and existing volunteers to participate in the interpretation of the site, with the aim of making more accessible content for visitors.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

Using Minecraft to engage young people with archive services


The East Riding Blockdown project invited 11-16 year olds based in the East Riding of Yorkshire to contribute their thoughts and memories of life during lockdown in the Covid-19 pandemic using the Minecraft videogame. The purpose of the project was to record contemporary responses to a historically significant period and preserve the contributions as digital image files whilst introducing a new audience to the East Riding Archives.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

How to run an online Wikipedia editathon


Wikimedia UK is the UK charity for the global Wikimedia movement. Its vision is of a more tolerant, informed and democratic society; committed to open knowledge and free access, not just in the UK but on a global scale. In this resource, Wikimedia UK provides a ‘how to guide’ on Editathons its tried and tested method of teaching people to edit Wikipedia and upload images to Wikimedia Commons. 

 


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

Artificial Intelligence: a digital heritage leadership briefing


The National Lottery Heritage Fund commissioned Dr Mathilde Pavis to produce a snapshot of what innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) looks like across the UK heritage sector. This guide can help you decide whether to, how and when to use AI within your heritage organisation.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: guide-toolkit

Video: Digital heritage leadership briefing – Artificial Intelligence (AI)


To accompany the release of the Artificial Intelligence: a digital heritage leadership briefing, a webinar was hosted by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 16 November 2023. The speakers included Dr Mathilde Pavis, the author of this briefing and an expert in intellectual property law, ethics and new technologies, and Josie Fraser, Head of Digital Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This webinar discussed Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of the UK heritage sector – the use of AI and its impact on the sector.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

In conversation – ensuring your digital activity is accessible and inclusive


It’s estimated that about 24% of the UK population has a disability and the prevalence of disability rises with age. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire online session, Ellen Cole and Maisie Burn talk to Jane Cordell and share their knowledge and experiences of creating accessible digital content. They provide advice on the ways in which you can make your digital activities more accessible which in turn will help your heritage organisation reach more people.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Connected Heritage – unlocking the power of collaboration using digital tools


The Digital Skills for Heritage’s Connected Heritage programme was set up to explore how digital tools can help solve some of the challenges organisations experience when collaborating with each other. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire breakout session recording, John Coburn gives an overview of the programme and is joined by Lucy Hinnie from Wikimedia and Cesare Cuzzola from the Queer Heritage and Collections Network, who share their learning and experience of the programme.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

In conversation – Digital Heritage Lab what happened next?


The Digital Heritage Lab took place between April 2020 and June 2021 and as well as providing programme of free online training events it also gave 60 heritage organisations the opportunity to develop their digital potential with the support of a digital skills mentor. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire session Ed Archer from the Lanark and District Archaeological Society (LADAS) and Laura Drysdale from The Restoration Trust are reunited with their respective Digital Skills Mentors Alex Wilson and Janet Alderman.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Digital trends: Artificial Intelligence (AI)


AI or Artificial intelligence is undisputedly the digital trend of 2023 but what is AI and what impact will it have on the heritage sector in the coming years? In this Reflect, Share, Inspire online session, Jo Burnham explains what AI is and the ways in which it can help support day to day tasks within your heritage organisation.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Whistle-stop tour of copyright and open licensing


Navigating copyright and open licensing laws is challenging for many heritage organisations. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire session Naomi Korn and Sean Waterman, from Naomi Korn Associates, draw upon resources on the Digital Heritage Hub to recap on copyright and open licensing to help you understand when you need to ask permission to use and share content you do not own the rights to. This includes consideration of the Creative Commons license required as part of National Lottery Heritage Fund grants.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Digital volunteering – panel session


The Digital Skills for Heritage digital volunteering programme was created following feedback from the Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage (DASH) survey, which identified the need for the heritage sector to create new types of volunteering opportunities that make use of digital skills. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire panel session five of the 17 heritage organisations that took part in this programme discuss their digital volunteering journeys.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Ensuring your digital activity is environmentally sustainable


Achieving environmental sustainability can seem like a huge challenge for your heritage organisation. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire online session, James Coleman from Supercool explores how small changes to the way you undertake your digital activities can make a big difference to the environment. This session will help you identify how your digital activity can impact your organisation’s carbon footprint and suggest ways of mitigating that.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Embedding ‘digital’ to support organisational sustainability


In this Reflect, Share, Inspire ‘workshop style’ breakout session, Dr Amelia Knowlson and Dr Ruth Daly from the University of Leeds explore the importance of embedding a digital strategy within your heritage organisation to help you support and achieve your organisational goals. Drawing upon resources from the Digital Heritage Hub’s Digital Leadership and Digital Planning themes, they guide delegates through a series of tasks to help you to start thinking about how to embed digital within your organisation.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Digital on a shoestring – panel session


Using practical examples from the sector and resources on offer on the Digital Heritage Hub, this Reflect, Share, Inspire panel session reflects on how heritage organisations with limited time and budget can utilise digital tools to create content that can reach and engage with more people. It provides practical solutions and ideas to help heritage organisations develop engaging digital content.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Welcome to Reflect, Share, Inspire – Digital Skills for Heritage


Eilish McGuinness, CEO, National Lottery Heritage Fund welcomes delegates to the Reflect, Share, Inspire event. This is followed by the opening panel session that reflects on the achievements of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative over the past three years, share thoughts on some of the highlights and successes, as well as considering the initiative’s legacy.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: webinar

Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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