Digital benchmarks for the culture sector

Organisation Collections Trust

This is a simple self-assessment tool designed to help you audit and benchmark your museum’s ‘digital skills, equipment, activity and needs’ and identify where you need to focus your efforts.

There’s a clearly written article explaining what the tool does and why it’s useful, then the tool itself is an XLS sheet which is pre-formatted with ‘range statements’ covering eight core topics. You choose the statement that best matches your museum’s status and assign it a score. Results are mapped on a spider diagram and a couple of comparators give you a sense of context.

You don’t need any technical knowledge to use the tool and it would be useful for any museum planning digitisation or other specific digital work or those making general development plans.

This benchmarking tool is one of many resources on collections management produced by Collections Trust.

Published 2017
Format PDF and XLS spreadsheet
Creator Collections Trust