47. What are my legal and ethical responsibilities for sharing content online?

Sharing content online — including digitised collections, images, videos, blogs or re-sharing from other sources — can feel daunting in the face of the legal and ethical responsibilities that come with it. Whether you follow the Museum Association's Code of Ethics, the UK collection management standard Spectrum, or want to know how to improve your data protection compliance when sharing content online; these resources provide step-by-step guides and advice.

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Level 1

This resource outlines the ethical and legal consideration an organisation should be aware of when sharing content online.


Level 11. Beginners
You're starting from scratch, or you need a digital skills and knowledge refresh. You're time poor and need a quick fix.

Level 22. Development
You've mastered the basics and now you want to fine tune your digital skills and knowledge. You're looking for new ideas and inspiration to achieve what you want to achieve.

Level 33. Advanced
You know what you're doing digitally but you want to do it better. You're keen to test and experiment and take your heritage organisation to the next level.

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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