Digital Heritage Lab

Banishing the backlog with digital volunteers

Banishing the backlog with digital volunteers

By Kate Knowlden


In this session recorded at Digital Heritage Lab's Digital Skills Day, Kate Knowlden shares her experience of working on the Museum of East Anglian Life’s 'Search for the Stars' project, which is using remote-working digital volunteers to help transfer the museum’s 40,000 paper-based object records over to its online collections management system. Kate highlights the challenges and benefits of working with remote-based digital volunteers, and the process of recruiting, training and supporting digital volunteers.

This recording is 22 minutes in length.

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Banishing the backlog with digital volunteers

Resource type: Webinars and films | Published: 2021

The Digital Heritage Lab is a project managed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, One Further and the Collections Trust and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.  It is a free programme for small and medium sized heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities and capacity.