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.

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Connected Heritage – unlocking the power of collaboration using digital tools

This recording has closed captions in English, simply click on the closed captions symbol CC on the video below. This recording is 47 minutes in length. More resources relating to this topic can be found in the session resource pack: Connected Heritage. Download transcript for this session (Word 56KB).


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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. 


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Using Google Workspace as a remote collaboration tool

The Queer Heritage and Collections Network (QHCN) was founded in May 2020 to increase the understanding of, access to and engagement with LGBTQ+ heritage, and has more than 70 institutional members across the UK. The network has used Google Workspace products Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Forms as a remote collaboration tool to help share knowledge, skills, expertise and best practice across the network and to facilitate online activities with a variety of audiences.

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Training digital volunteers to create place-based heritage articles on Wikipedia

In 2022/23 Inverclyde Community Development Trust recruited volunteers to take part in Digital Heritage Research groups across Inverclyde (Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock) to uncover heritage gaps relating to Inverclyde’s history on Wikipedia and/or improve what’s already there. With Wikipedia training from Wikimedia professionals, volunteers had the opportunity to be involved in: research, creating and editing Wikipedia entries and sharing Inverclyde’s stories.

Published: 2023
Resource type: Webinars and films

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Please attribute as: "Connected Heritage – unlocking the power of collaboration using digital tools (2023) by John Coburn , Dr Lucy Hinnie and Cesare Cuzzola supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, licensed under CC BY 4.0


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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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