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Webinar recording – Digital skills for libraries: Creating & delivering digital content

About the webinar

In this ‘Digital skills for libraries’ webinar series, the Digital Culture Network looks at key tools and strategies to support library organisations who have taken some of their services online and are engaging with their communities digitally whilst their buildings are closed, or access is restricted.

Our first session looks at ‘Creating and delivering digital content’, where we explore how libraries can produce their own digital work to engage with communities and host their own online events.

Creating Video Content resources and links

Download a copy of Dean Shaw’s presentation used in the webinar (4MB)

Equipment list:

The cage used to support the phone and its accessories

The mic you can use that will grow with your film making journey

Lightning adapter to use with iPhones 

Desktop tripod

Larger tripod ideal for bigger cameras and overhead shots

Small battery LED lights


Best video editing platforms:

To create eye-catching thumbnails you can use Canva

InShot editing app for Android users and iPhone users not using Apple’s iMovie

OpenShot desktop app for Basic Entry Level editing. Here’s a tutorial on how to get started:

Black Magic Design desktop app for professional video editing. Here’s a tutorial on how to get started:

For more information check out Dean Shaw’s guide on how to produce content using only your mobile phone:


Digital Events resources and links

Download a copy of James Akers’ presentation used in the webinar (2MB)


YouTube Studio

Microsoft Teams

How to stream Zoom to YouTube

Further Support

The Digital Culture Network is here to support you and your organisation. Our Tech Champions can provide free 1-2-1 support to all arts and cultural organisations who are in receipt of, or eligible for, Arts Council England funding. If you need help or would like to chat with us about any of the advice we have covered above, please get in touch. Sign up to our newsletter below and follow us on Twitter @ace_dcn for the latest updates.

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