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scope of service: from a simple link list to "one-stop-shops" for visitors that
integrate a whole range of services along the content delivery value chain,
depth of content: from information about resources (discovery service) to access to
actual objects (e.g. picture repositories or central databases to host digital
collections) or tailored,"pre-packaged" content for particular target groups,
focus of content: broad coverage of themes to thematically focused access points,
geographic reach: national portals as well as region or local portals,
objectives: supporting existing traditional cultural services to building new services,
economic orientation: commercial or non-commercial service (universal access,
free of charge).
VI NATIONAL POLICIES & INITIATIVES
Cultural Gateway
a centrally co-ordinated web-portal which offers
access to accredited web sites with limited original
content
to provide access to cultural heritage through a
number of online services: calendar of events,
extensive database linking to other cultural web
sites, etc
to facilitate implementation of digitisation
initiatives of other cultural institutions
not responsible for digitising
aimed more widely at the general user
less resources intensive
state funded
free of charge
not under one interface; limited original content:
users have to leave gateway and enter the
homepage of a particular cultural institution to
access cultural contents
Various CultureNets, Australian Cultural Network,
CHIN
Cultural Network
a centrally co-ordinated network of digitised
resources collated from a number of participating
organisations all directly accessible through the
central point
access to cultural heritage
responsible for collating and digitising
primary aim is educational or other target groups
costs of creating and maintaining extremely high
towards self-sufficiency; existing exploitation
models, extends its userbase beyond cultural and
educational institutions
not free of charge
under one interface: users do not need to leave the
network to access original content
SCRAN, AMICO
Defintion
Function
User
Finances
Costs
Access to Content
Content
Content