The stuff you can never find, and more you didn't know was out there.
Tech & systems
Which organisations use which systems? Covering ticketing, fundraising, CRM, CMS, DAM, email and more.
Agencies & suppliers
Who's worked with who?
Digital strategies & reports
A constantly updated stash of strategy documents and research reports.
A collection of past, publicly available website briefs issued by cultural organisations.
Looking to hire people and need some inspiration? Search through a set of job descriptions.
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About the Library
How it works
It's really gloriously simple. You sign up (there's an annual subscription) and you get access to a constantly growing, very nicely organised set of Google Drive folders.
You'll get an email every so often letting you know what's new and what's changed. You'll also have a say in what's added next.
Who's this for?
People who've signed up so far include marketing directors, account/client services people at agencies, digital consultants, and ticketing providers. Smart people who who need to stay on top of what's happening sector-wide.
What exactly do I get?
You get access to a really nicely organised store of folders, spreadsheets, and documents covering all the topics above. Everything lives on Google Drive, so you get immediate access to updates, which will be frequent. You'll also get a regular email detailing all the updates and additions.
Where does this information come from?
It's all publicly available, or has been at some point. Sources include the websites of cultural organisations themselves (the easiest way to find out what tech they're using), trade press, websites of agencies and suppliers, jobs boards, conference talks, and some smart Googling.
Wait, so it's all publicly available info? Why would I pay for that?
Pulling this stuff together isn't necessarily hard, but it takes ages. It also makes a huge difference having it all in one place. There's value in that, and if that's valuable to you then this service will be laughably cheap.
How much does it cost?
£100 per year plus VAT.
Can you send me an invoice?
Sure, although there's a small premium of £25 for that. With this being such a cheap thing, I'm trying to automate everything and keep the admin down as much as possible.
I'm not in the UK, is this helpful for me?
Yes. The vast majority of the information will be useful wherever you are. A few of the sections are currently quite UK-centric, but you can expect that to change.
Can I ask a different question?