Increase in the connectivity and number of users in cultural institutions and directly among artists and writers through the culture network – CUBARTE Network

Where
Cuba
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Culture. Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
Key objectives of the measure:
  1. Extend the structure of the connectivity and services offered to cultural institutions, artists and writers to all the municipalities in the country.
  2. Establish the infrastructure required to improve the access of institutions, artists and writers to different contents through the CUBARTE network.

Ensure the creation of at least one means for creators to not only to access contents, but also publish contents on the network. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 1.)

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Promotes the access, through the CUBARTE network, of different cultural institutions, national centres, institutes and other centres, workers of cultural institutions, writers and artists as outstanding figures of our culture. This is of particular importance for persons who live in isolated or remote areas, since only a telephone line is needed to gain access to this service. Connectivity to the network is offered mainly through dial-up connection or through ADSL.  In the case of institutions, it is mostly provided through ADSL, or through an optical fibre connection, with a greater bandwidth.      

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

  Ensure the access of an important part of the personnel engaged in different spheres of culture to the services and contents of national and international networks. Secure a channel which will enable addressees to promote their cultural production.   

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The network is developed with resources allocated by the Cuban state to the Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE.

The cost of the services offered is financed partly by CUBARTE’s own budget and partly by institutions and outstanding figures. 

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

It has not been evaluated. The knowledge of network access is still insufficient.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of users and institutions connected per year and bandwidth used.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution
Participation