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How to assess the future digital skills of your heritage organisation

1. The impact of digital technologies Digital technologies are transforming society. Think about how often you use technologies to navigate from one place to another, to order takeaway or to communicate with friends and family. The smartphone in your pocket is more than 1,000 times more powerful than the CRAY1 supercomputer of the 1980s. Digital … Read more

A simple guide to auditing digital skills

1. Introduction A 2020 report by the Skills Platform found that digital skills in the charity sector were an important area for investment amongst a wide range of organisations. Almost 70% of the 429 organisations surveyed reported that skills to support ‘widening the reach’ was a key priority. However, 48% of those surveyed described the … Read more

Managing volunteers with digital tools

1. Introduction In this resource, our expert Stephen Dobson from the University of Leeds, explores the digital tools which may be helpful in the volunteer management process. Volunteers are of immense importance to the heritage sector.  A 2020 study carried out by the Heritage Volunteering Group found that 45% of heritage organisations relied on volunteers … Read more

Where do I start with creating a digital archive?

Creating a digital archive might sound like a daunting prospect. Maybe you jump to thoughts of the cost of necessary equipment, or perhaps you’re worried about who the archiving process will fall to. Either way, we hope to demystify the process of creating a digital archive.   1. What are the benefits of creating a … Read more