|Title:||Development, supply, deployment, demand: Balancing the museum digital skills ecosystem:First findings of the|
|Authors:||Ross Parry, Doris Ruth Eikhof, Sally-Anne Barnes, Erika Kispeter|
|Publication:||MW18: Museums and the Web 2018|
Skills matter. The digital literacy of the workforce remains one of the key challenges for the adoption of technology within museums (NMC, 2015; 2016). According to Nesta, the AHRC and ACE (2014; 2015), over a third of museums in England still feel that they do not have the in-house skills to meet their digital aspirations, and rather than improving, some digital skills areas have decreased. The latest findings (Nesta and ACE, 2017) report a "lack of confidence" as a barrier—more so than the cultural sector as a whole. Addressing this pressing issue, the aim of the UK’s "One by One" national project, is to work over the next two years to understand how to deliver a transformative framework for museum workforce digital literacy.