Self-assessment and self-reflection in the European cultural heritage sector and its role in fostering digital transformation

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Self-assessment frameworks can be useful tools in helping heritage organisations develop digital strategies and become more digitally transformed. This paper will explore how self-assessment methodologies can be used to deliver helpful information to cultural heritage professionals while also gathering data to help measure progress in the sector at large, for use in policy-making, for example. This paper will summarise work undertaken at  Europeana Foundation on the ENUMERATE self-assessment tool and its position in the changing landscape of the cultural heritage sector, as Europeana moves into a new phase deploying the Common European Data Space for Cultural Heritage. The talk will also explore the inDICEs project.

Speaker Biography

Fiona Mowat is a Data Analyst at Europeana, and currently works on business analytics and user research, including projects such as ENUMERATE and inDICES. She joined Europeana in 2018 to work on data aggregation after several years working across the cultural sector, especially with metadata. Fiona has a PhD in Classics from the University of Edinburgh which focused on Roman funerary archaeology, art and epigraphy, and involved creating a digital database. Fiona also worked in archaeological finds cataloguing and ancient glass studies, and was part of an international team who excavated the Dariali Fort in Georgia from 2013-2016.


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