Cultivate Interactive Web Magazine - What Is It? Cultivate Interactive is a new pan-European Web magazine which is funded under the Digital Heritage and Cultural Content (DIGICULT) area of the EC Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). Cultivate Interactive Cultivate Interactive is aimed at the European digital cultural heritage community including IT staff, information professionals, researchers, managers, policy makers, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, non-profit making organisations in Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Articles will address the challenges facing the project team and allow the reader to provide feedback or partake in http://www.cultivate-int.org/ discussions on related issues. As well as aiming to provide a forum for users to find out more about Digital Heritage in Europe Cultivate Interactive also acts as a test bed for UKOLN's research interests. UKOLN is funded by Re:source: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISC’s Electronic Libraries Programme and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based. Cultivate Interactive Web Magazine - Information for Authors Would you like to include Do you work for a commercial Cultivate Interactive as part of company involved in the your project’s dissemination cultural heritage area? strategy? Should you write for it? Would you like to address issues Are you involved in a relevant to the European digital DIGICULT project? cultural heritage communities? Anyone Else? Contributions aren’t limited to project holders or partners. Although we particularly welcome contributions from users of the deliverables of DIGICULT projects we are also keen for contributions on topics of interest to the digital cultural heritage industry, including conference announcements, reports on conferences and other local, national and international events. We are also interested in publishing a profile of your organisation or institution, reviewing your Web site or hearing your views on cultural issues. For further information Contact the editors at <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cultivate Interactive Web Magazine - Information for Readers Who Should Read It? Cultivate Interactive is aimed at the European cultural heritage community including IT staff, information professionals, researchers, managers, policy makers, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, non-profit making organisations, etc. You should read Cultivate Interactive if you: Are involved in a DIGICULT project Are a potential user of deliverables from DIGICULT projects Are interested in the use and development of multimedia applications in the European cultural heritage institutions What Does It Contain? Feature Articles on DIGICULT Projects and other digital cultural heritage areas in the broader community e.g. Intellectual Property issues, putting museums online, SCRAN, e-texts etc. Regular Columns such as the DIGICULT Column, National Nodes, At the Event and Metadata. New & Events on a local, national and international level. A Misc. section containing a competition and other miscellaneous information. Cultivate Interactive Web Magazine - Technology Issues Technical Architecture Cultivate Interactive makes use of ASP (Active Server Pages) to manage a set of SSIs (server-side includes) which pulls in navigational elements, article content, etc. ASP is also used to include metadata fragments and transform them into appropriate <META> tags. http://www.cultivate-int.org/search/ Basic Searching Basic searching enables fielded searches to be carried out on the article author, title or abstract. XHTML Cultivate Interactive is encoded using XHTML Other Functionality and Areas of Interest In the future some of the areas we are hoping to look at include creating and marketing a user discussion forum, including and evaluating more externally-hosted Web services and allowing personalisation and membership. We will also be looking at creating an author upload centre to enable contributors to upload their articles, graphics and metadata and integrating an author database into the magazine.
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