Web accessibility for museums

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Web accessibility concerns the creation of online resources, websites, documents and interactives that can be accessed by the widest possible range of users, whatever their level of technical expertise or specific requirements. This resource offers information about web accessibility standards and where to access further advice.

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Glossary of digital terms

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This resource contains a simple glossary that has been developed to explain some of the terms we have used in our articles, guidelines and standards. At the end of the page, you will find links to glossaries of digital terms that are used by museums.

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Who does 'digital' in a museum?

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When considering ‘Going Digital’ in museums it’s important to think about the people involved – who, exactly, does ‘digital’ in a museum? This resource, as part of the planning of Collections Trust’s ‘Going Digital’ programme, identifies the different roles within museums and how they can help or hinder the adoption of new ideas and technologies.

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Create Once, Publish Everywhere (COPE)

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After more than a decade of innovative research and development, the international museum community has learnt a great deal about how to harness the power of the Web to the delivery of rich, meaningful cultural experiences. This article explores the new vision of museums as publishers and broadcasters and looks at how the delivery of digital culture is being woven into the daily lives of consumers.

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Developing digital strategies

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Many museums are in the process of developing Digital Strategies which embed mobile, social and web technologies at the heart of their forward planning. This resource considers what a Digital Strategy is and how you can go about developing one.

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Digital benchmarks for the culture sector

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There is a lot of activity in museums about ‘going digital’ that it can make it confusing to know where to start. Our digital benchmarking toolkit is a free, easy to use tool for auditing your museums digital skills, equipment, activity and needs.