The National Lottery Heritage Fund is hosting a series of free webinars and panel discussions this spring 2023 to help raise awareness of the need for greater digitisation across the UK’s heritage sector. They are also publishing new, specially commissioned, guidance designed to help small, volunteer-led, organisations better prepare for digitisation projects while keeping their costs down.
The two guides – commissioned by The Heritage Fund as part of its Digital Skills for Heritage initiative and authored by Dr Andrea Wallace and Dr Mathilda Pavis – are:
- ‘Digitisation Project Planner & Toolkit’ – to help institutions, organisations and communities plan for a digitisation project, published 29 March;
- ‘Doing digitisation on a budget: a guide to low-cost digital projects’ – to inspire and support smaller digitisation projects, launching online, 28 March.
The free events include a panel discussion focused on Digitisation Leadership (31 March, 12-5pm, online and in-person at Hamilton House, London), which is open to the public and features experts from the UK’s leading digitisation organisations, discussing how the UK heritage sector can hope to get the best possible value from investment in digitisation.
More details here: https://aim-museums.co.uk/free-events-new-guidance-digitisation-launched-heritage-fund/