Procurement and new digital services

Procurement and new digital services

How do I work out what digital services I might need in future?

This topic looks at how to evaluate and select the digital technologies that meet your heritage organisation’s needs and ensure you get a return on your investment.

There are 5 questions to explore for this topic. You can click on each question below to link through to the Digital Heritage Hub when the resources are available (between now and the end of June 2022).

  • How do I evaluate the suitability of new software and technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to meet our needs? - coming soon
  • Who can support me in decision-making concerning new software and digital services? - coming soon
  • What are the pros and cons of my organisation switching to free and open-source digital tools and software? - coming soon
  • How do I know that our digital services and new technology is giving sufficient return on investment? - coming soon
  • Where are the best sources of information in the creative and heritage sectors to keep up-to-date with emerging trends? - coming soon


This topic has been developed by a consortium led by University of Leeds with Cause4 and Museum Development Yorkshire as part of the Digital Planning theme.

The Digital Heritage Hub has received DCMS and National Lottery funding, distributed by the Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.