Recognising the importance of digitisation, Software Alliance Wales supports Digital Past 2014.
What is Digital Past?
Digital Past is a two day conference organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) to showcase digital technologies for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of heritage sites and artefacts.
In its sixth year, Digital Past 2014 will be held in Llandudno, North Wales on 12-13 February 2014. The conference invites studying students, professionals and individuals from commercial, public and third sector organisations to attend and, offers a combination of papers, seminars and hands-on workshops and demonstrations to investigate the latest technical survey and interpretation techniques and their practical application in heritage interpretation, education and conservation.
Designed to allow informal networking and exchange of ideas amongst a diverse audience, Digital Past 2014 is highly valuable for the heritage sector in Wales and the wider UK.
Software Alliance Wales Sponsor Digital Past 2014
The support follows the announcement, in November 2013 - by the Creative and Cultural Skills Council – that there is a significant IT and digital skills gap across the UK’s cultural heritage sector. Discover more...
WordPress for Websites – Workshop
Delivered by Software Alliance Wales, Liaison Offcer, Nathan Jorgensen, this 90 minute, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the remarkably accessible world of developing and managing your own website using WordPress. Discover more...
Decoding the Digital Skills Gap
A recurring theme throughout Digital Past 2013; reiterated in the closing remarks, was the expanding digital skills gap. To combat such a skills gap, Roisin Mullins of Software Alliance Wales and Senior IT Lecturer at University of Wales Trinity Saint David sets out to conduct a review of the digital humanities skills, as an exercise to establish the current skills gaps and areas that need to be addressed by further training. To take the survey click here.
Other useful links and resources...
- Digital Past 2013 - Conference Highlights from Software Alliance Wales Liaison Officer Katie Fisher.
- The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA Digital Humanities
- The Welsh Experience of the First World War
- Mobiles and Museums
- Share Wales Blog - Digital Past
- RCAHMW YouTube