Establishing and Maintaining Cultural e-Communities

Russo, Angelina & Watkins, Jerry J. (2006) Establishing and Maintaining Cultural e-Communities. WSEAS Transactions on Advances in Engineering Education, 3(1), pp. 27-33.

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Issues of spatial distribution, allocation and access to resources prevail when establishing a long-term and viable e-community within the cultural sector. While e-communities have multiplied in commercial environments, cultural institutions are still challenged by appropriate ways to support collaboration, the nature of institutional messages and the technical infrastructure required. As a guide for institutions in the formation and maintenance of cultural e-communities, this paper introduces the field of Digital Cultural Communication, a new field which examines co-creative relationships between cultural institutions, communities and audiences. By focusing on institutional strategies, community programs and distribution strategies, Digital Cultural Communication can be used by institutions to structure the development of cultural e-communities by providing methods and tools for curators and designers to structure communication and build creative interactive artifacts. This research draws on two existing successful e-communities to illustrate the potential for cultural institutions to develop e-communities where co-created community content can be published in order to extend audience access and interaction.

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ID Code: 3986
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link). Author contact:
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Keywords: cultural institutions, e, communities, interaction design, community co, creation
ISSN: 1790-1979
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)
Copyright Statement: Electronic version of an article published as WSEAS Transactions on Advances in Engineering Education 3(1):pp. 27-33.
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:31

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