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Cultural Exchange via Internet - Opportunities and Strategies
Forum of the House of World Cultures, Berlin, 12 October - 4 December, 1998

[as of December 1st 1998 the forum has been prolonged - ... open-ended]

Subject:Increasing cultural content
Date:Fri, 27 Nov 1998 10:06
Author:Pat Binder  []

Increasing cultural content on the net

In his posting of 2 November, Gerhard Haupt mentioned the problem that "those who have the power and possibilities to supplying cultural content and to making available information for educational purposes, seem not to be aware of this enormously important cultural task".

Fortunately there are good examples of institutions and agencies, which take this commitement seriously:

- The Australian Federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts publishes the Australia's Cultural Network, which coordinates and connects Australia's online cultural services and activities. It is also an exchange centre for resources, ideas and information where cultural workers and organisations can communicate with each other to improve and develop their use of online services. They even offer an Internet Development Guide to help Australian cultural workers and cultural organizations discover why they should use the Internet, how they might use it, and how to develop an Internet presence.

- An other good example is a web exhibition of South African artists produced by a local provider for promoting the public's awareness of the Internet

I strongly recommend you these sites.

Best wishes,
Pat Binder

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