Including...the release of the Charity Digital Skills report, a new game based on the census and NASA's masterclass use of alt text.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Digital Snapshot, bringing you all the latest digital news, ideas, tips and guidance for the arts, culture, museums and heritage world.
It was lovely to meet so many of you at the Arts Marketing Association conference! Sorry to everyone I overshared with at the evening social - particularly that one story about my friend's erotic novel based on the BBC show The Repair Shop.
The Italian government have cracked down on museums selling NFTs of their work. Eccelente.
You may soon be able to co-tweet.
A shaking head, a goose and a moose are among some new emojis being released.
The UK's Online Safety Bill has been delayed until the new Prime Minister is in place (and for a bit more info, see the Good Reads section below).
Lofi Girl, a Youtube channel playing beats to relax/study to, was recently taken down by a bogus copyright claim after running 24/7 for 20,843 hours. That this could happen to such a famous channel shows yet again that Youtube's copyright claims process is - frankly - the worst.
Useful / bookmarkable
The 2022 Charity Digital Skills Report is out. There are some comforting but also some grim statistics in there.
Abandon Normal Devices have been working with partners to create The Networked Condition Digital Carbon Calculator, used for calculating - you guessed it - the carbon footprint of planned or finished digital projects.
Digital Culture Network's James Akers ran my favourite session at the AMA conference, called Why are you Measuring That? Give him a bell for some free advice.
Culture24 and Europeana have published a Guide to Digital Transformation in Cultural Heritage. It's not a one-size-fits-all, but "recommendations that frame an approach to digital transformation".
Distracting / entertaining / inspiring
The ONS have released a new game based on the census. Move across England and Wales, guessing whether neighbouring areas have more or fewer residents. Pro tip: Waltham Forest has more people than you'd think.
You've probably seen the stunning images produced by the NASA Webb Telescope, but it's also a masterclass in image alt text (via @Rusty_Steed).
It's hot. This is my favourite tweet on the topic of it being hot, with this a close second.
Heather Burns published this useful but pretty depressing article on compliance obligations for small businesses under the UK's Online Safety BillShe recommends booze.
And that’s all for this edition. If you come across any interesting or noteworthy content or have any of your own projects to share please do send it my way. Don't forget we're here to support you with training, research and consultancy, so please do get in touch. You can find all past editions of the Digital Snapshot here. You can also post your thoughts on digital and data related topics to us and a wider community through our newly launched Community forum.
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