Culturelink Network's New Web Platform
As one of the first cultural networks that has made its resources available on the Internet, Culturelink is currently in the process of redefining its web presence, focusing on a new dynamism, yet keeping its well-known identity.
Aiming to develop appropriate means of communication and accelerate the flow of information, Culturelink set up its Internet Gopher service in 1994, while the Culturelink home page was first established on the World Wide Web in 1996. Presently we are working on a new web platform, one that will grow out of this tradition, yet at the same time offer new possibilities to publish and update online content.
We are making use of open source solutions to build a website which will interact dynamically with the user, being even more up to date and, at the same time, making life easier for our staff members. With this rebuild we will partly reinterpret Culturelink's website, but, of course, all our existing online resources will remain available and accessible.
Just like all projects that struggle with limited resources, we have not defined a fixed timeline for the launch of our new web platform, but new hands, that have joined the team recently, give us a good foundation for concrete results in the near future.
It is our goal to make use of existing tools to build networks and connect our members in an efficient way. With the new website, we will also launch a trial-and-error campaign, intensifying the use of "social web" to fuel the information flow within the Network, locating tools and services that will help us take our online presence to the next level. All suggestions by you, the members of the Culturelink Network, will be invaluable to this effort.