New project: digital footprints and search pathways

1 Feb 2021

The Digital Footprints and Search Pathways project has been funded as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Towards a National Collection programme for new digital research into the impact of COVID-19 on the heritage sector.

The project will study the digital footprints of users in two national collections – National Museums of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland – to explore:

  • how people engaged with heritage collections during the lockdown/post-lockdown period;
  • whether the lockdown changed digital access patterns;
  • which collections/objects drew more users; and
  • where users are accessing these: through the institutions websites, or through external platforms like Google Arts and Culture, Youtube, etc

Visit the project page