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.

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Embedding ‘digital’ to support organisational sustainability

This recording has closed captions in English, simply click on the closed captions symbol CC on the video below. This workshop session has been edited and includes delegate activities and tasks. The recording is 24 minutes in length. Download session presentation: Embedding digital to support organisational sustainability(PDF 465KB ). More resources relating to this topic can be found in the Digital Heritage Hub session resource pack. Download transcript of this session (Word 48 KB).


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Published: 2023
Resource type: Webinars and films

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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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