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The web site dedicated to MISTICA has seven parts, and each one has a different logic:
These seven parts can be accessed from all the pages: from the top menu you are able to go to the index of another section. Each page has several links to:
Also, the site supports four languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Each page offers the possibility to pass from one language to another by clicking on the icons placed in the upper right corner.
The home page (http://funredes.org/mistica/) by which one enters the site is, by default, common to all the seven sections and to all the four languages.
Page in four languages that gives access to the seven previously mentioned sections, as well as to three other pages: the credits (it lists people involved in the project), this site map, and the search page.
The page gives access to the documents (some of them being currently available in Spanish only) which allow to understand better what MISTICA is; descriptions of the documents are provided, as well as reading suggestions, according to several criteria:
This section is divided in five main parts that give access to several types of information about the MISTICA project. The navigation principle is double:
This page gives access to the presentation of the four components of the project:
Partial presentation of the project document, with four components:
This page, the last one in the process of discovery of the project, has two parts:
The two sponsors and the coordinator:
Definition of some terms used in the presentation of the project.
One of the MISTICA strongest components is the "virtual community" ("VC") in which the members communicate through the <email@example.com> mailing list. This section is dedicated to this group of people (researchers, grassroots operators, academic staff, members of international organisations, etc.) and their discussions. While the homepage gives access to statistics about the VC (in Spanish), the section itself it divided into five distinct parts.
All that has to do with subscription and unsubscription:
This part presents the "constitution" of the MISTICA list, that is to say the rules to which all participants have to conform. It discusses several aspects:
Information on the participants:
The EMEC methodology allows a better management of the electronic conferences. First, it solves the problem of the informational "overload". Moreover, it facilitates and encourages the communication inside virtual communities, especially as the multilinguism is its prominent element. The section dedicated to methodology has various parts:
The section gives access to all the messages sent to the list since it opened. The contributions are divided into 5 categories, according to the project phase:
The pilot applications (that took the name of "yanapanako" during the Samaná meeting) are parts of the MISTICA project: they aim to help collaborative work of the VC with seed funds. The documents are currently available in Spanish only:
In the framework of the MISTICA project, a clearinghouse has been realized. It is a reference website on the topic of the social impact of the Internet (in other words, on society-ICT relations, i.e. on the social aspects of the information society). The clearinghouse is currently available in Spanish only.
The MISTICA project plans to organize several events. A regional meeting already took place in Samaná (in the Dominican Republic) from the 11th to the 16th of April 1999. The website which was created on that occasion (with various sections: Practical Data, Agenda, Participants, Work Documents, Photo Album, etc.) is available only in Spanish.
MISTICA aims at making evaluations after each stage of the project. The page thus gives access to these evaluations (questionnaire, and commented results), in Spanish or in English:
Moreover, a list of bibliographical references on ICT for equitable and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean can be found in the Spanish section of the website. The page in English gives access to the document: "Catálogo Bibliográfico de Tecnologías de la información y la comunicación para fomentar el desarrollo equitativo y sustentable de América Latina".
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