Culturelink network's virtual resources on digital culture

09 March 2009, Croatia

Digital culture is a new complex notion, evolving as digital trends increasingly interlope with the world of culture and arts, including different aspects of the convergence of cultures, media and information technologies, and influencing new forms of communication. The new possibilities created by ICT – global connectivity and the rise of networks – challenge our traditional ways of understanding culture, extending it to digital culture as well. Correspondigly, digital culture has spurred a whole array of new possibilities for innovative approaches and practices in the cultural sector. The concepts of creativity and innovation, as underlying theme of the European Commission's current focus, are largely redefined by the means and mediums of digital culture.

Throughout recent years, Culturelink has been continuously dedicated to researching the phenomena of digital culture, and how they have changed the reality of the cultural sector. The examination of the changes brought about by the new context of the interactive and participatory Internet and the responses of the cultural sector to them, proposed an analytical ground for an investigation of digital culture's positioning within the cultural policies' structures.

The results of Culturelink's activities in this research stream have been a number of publications and round tables, through which Culturelink provided a framework for discussing the phenomena of digital culture in a European context.

The following digital resources are available on this topic:


Connecting Croatia: The Public, Private and Civil Sector of Culture in the Virtual Space, (2008) edited by Biserka Cvjetièanin, IMO, (English language version) (Croatian language version)

Digital Culture: The Changing Dynamics, (2008) edited by Aleksandra Uzelac and Biserka Cvjetièanin, IMO,

Dynamics of Communication: New Ways and New Actors, (2006) edited by Biserka Cvjetièanin, IMO, (chapter New Ways of Communication and Cooperation – Internet and Cultural Networks: Diversity of Cultural Communication. Impact of Virtual Communication on Cultures. Digital Culture)

eCulture: The European Perspective – Cultural Policy, Creative Industries, Information Lag, (2005) edited by Sanjin Dragojeviæ, Diane Dodd, Biserka Cvjetièanin, Cas Smithuijsen, IMO,
Round Tables and Conferences:

Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture, Zagreb, Croatia, 20-21 November 2008,

Virtual Culture and Its Impact on Cultural Tourism: Experiences from South-East Europe, Zagreb, Croatia, 14-15 June 2007,

2nd Culture.mondo International Roundtable: Cultural Portals: A New Era of Cooperation, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20-22 October 2006,

Dynamics of Communication: New Ways and New Actors, Zagreb, Croatia, 9-12 June 2005,

eCulture: The European Perspective: Cultural Policy - Knowledge Industries - Information Lag, CIRCLE/Culturelink International Round Table, Zagreb, Croatia, 24-27 April 2003,