AMCP2003 to Now
- The year 2003 saw the end of our Active Media Community
Project as a sponsorship program. As the majority of
organisations and projects have now negotiated a successful
transition in the adoption of online technologies and
presence, we have decided to provide a more general
approach in terms of support. We no longer choose a
single project for a yearly focus. Our services are
still available to community and non-profit institutions
wishing to improve their online representations.
- During the year we helped various organisations make
the most of their existing online resources and encouraged
the adoption of more up to date content generation.
This year's AMCP was spent helping ensuring internal
methodologies reflected their online potential. Some
time was also spent in providing training.
- In 2001 Active Media sponsored the creation
of the Yatama Ngurra Youth Hostel Incorporated
web site. This registered Association is situated in
north-western NSW and seeks to improve employment opportunities
and the self-esteem of local aboriginal youth in the
Brewarrina region. The site was used as a support material,
over the course of one year, to successfully gain
recognition and extra funding and was then dismantled
- From 1998 through 2000 Active Media helped
the Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA)
find their feet online. During these three years, Active
Media provided web hosting, site updates and knowledge/training
while, ASRA searched for Institute sponsorship. They
finally decided to go it alone and are now hosted on
VicNet at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~sound/.
- In 1999 we took on the request of the Australasian
Sound Recordings Association
(ASRA) to develop their first web site initially
started in 1998. This site was originally to be launched,
hosted and maintained by the National Film & Sound Archive
(NFSA) in Canberra. Due to departmental changes they
were unable to fulfill their obligations and Active
Media stepped in.
- In 1998 a series of "Essays for Taking
Business On-line" was published as an extension
of answering individual client queries. The section
was expanded to encourage requests from the general
public via the inclusion of an anonymous form. Popular
and/or interesting questions were posted in essay form
to the site quarterly. Project closed in 2002 and is
no longer hosted.
- In late 1997 we published "Multimedia
in Australia Demystified" as part of our first
foray into the online world. As part of our belief in
accessibility, we created a totally cross-browser compliant
site. We concentrated on creating a useful resource
where answers could be found, as opposed to a bandwidth
eating site. Thus it was essentially text and images,
and not a showcase of Multimedia trends. This project
was completed in 2001 and is no longer hosted.