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
- 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
I strongly recommend you these sites.