An interactive Web site will be developed from the beginning of the project, using an open source content management system.
The Web site will be constructed and maintained by CNR-ILC, who also will be responsible for continuously keeping it updated; all other partners will support CNR-ILC in Web site population and Web content translation.
The Web site will be multilingual, and at least the main menu and top-level pages will be available in all the official languages represented by the consortium partners (Basque, Finnish, French, German, Italian and Spanish). Some sections of the Web site will have a translation into Breton, Karelian and Sardinian as well. As a community-oriented project, we will welcome translations into other languages that might be offered by the stakeholders’ community.
The DLDP interactive Web site will serve several functions at once:
- to provide information for external users about the project, its aims and objectives, the consortium partners, the workplan;
- to provide access to all project’s results, public documents and dissemination material: a download area will be provided to this end, provided with a feedback form;
- to function as a contact and feedback point for people, associations and institutions interested in joining the DLDP community, in replicating the project’s survey methods or in applying the instruments developed;
- to provide a forum for all interested stakeholders for sharing experiences and thus complementing the function of the multiplier events;
- to provide an information service about both European and non-European events, initiatives and projects that are relevant to the purposes of DLDP, share its aims or have similar goals;
- to serve as an internal repository: a password-protected section of the Web site will serve as an internal repository for all project-related documentation, including financial and contractual ones.
We foresee to tailor specific parts of the Web site to the needs of specific interest groups, such as policy-makers, software developers, individual speakers and speakers’ communities. Special relevance will be granted to the other intellectual outputs of the project: the training programme, the 'digital language survival kit' and the 'roadmap to digital language diversity' will be displayed on separate sections, actually functioning as mini-sites with tailored functionalities (such as, for instance, an online questionnaire to determine an indication of the digital level capacity of a language). A section will also be devoted to the preparatory phase represented by a survey on digital use and usability of regional and minority languages (the so-called 'survey on digital fitness').
The different functionalities will be developed gradually:
A4.1 - Development of the public Web site, containing basic information about the project (start at M1);
A4.2 - Development of internal component of the Web site (start at M4);
A4.3 - Development of interactive functionalities (contact form, forum, dynamic news etc.) (start at M11);
A4.4 - Population of the Web site with results coming from activities related to the other intellectual outputs of the project (at relevant milestones).
The Web site will be maintained for at least five years after the project’s end; CNR-ILC has the technical skills and the human resources for committing to this.