Craven Digital and Heritage Lincolnshire
We are proud to have been working with Heritage Lincolnshire since 2014. Heritage Lincolnshire is a local charity working to conserve the rich history of the County for the benefit of people who live and work in the area.
Part of a skills project delivered for Lincolnshire County Council, this interactive online learning resource showcases various historic buildings, career paths and skills involved in their maintenance and restoration.
A labour of love! The old technology behind the original site we built for Heritage Lincolnshire back in 2014 was becoming restrictive. The PHP version was also stuck in the past, posing an increasing security and performance risk. So an upgrade was on the cards and presented an opportunity to refresh the look and feel, review the site’s structure and improve the messaging behind the charity’s work. Discussions started about the project in early 2019, with development running alongside the old website for two years (due to the pandemic) until the careful transition from old to new in 2021.
Since 2015 we have been responsible for publishing Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days events online. This involves checking, formatting and bulk uploading the event details, adding map locations, tags, categories, venues, accessibility, time and date information for each. At various stages the data stretches to tens of thousands of cells on a spreadsheet, but the end result – around 500 events – is comprehensive yet easy to use and access.
Developed for Heritage Lincolnshire in 2017 and 2018 as part of the “Layers of History” project – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund – including an initial trial course with in-person testing and a report from us to support the charity’s full grant application. The courses include digital interactives, quizzes and submission of fieldwork reports and were refreshed as part of the Heritage Lincolnshire website upgrade in 2021 to ensure their longevity.
Examples of course elements