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									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 <cultivate-editor@ukoln.ac.uk>
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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