- Hi Eve Thanks for your message about us needing to get more content, as well as more translations into English of our current materials. None of that work canMessage 1 of 8 , Apr 7, 2012View SourceHi EveThanks for your message about us needing to get more content, as well as more translations into English of our current materials. None of that work can stop, and if we can speed it up - even better.However, I do need to respond to your impression that we got "burned on IT/web design when the museum first went live" and "Lots of money was wasted"It is true that developing our amazing new museum website has been and continues to be a huge project in terms of time - especially the time of our own people - many of who have been working on it practically full time for 2 or 3 years.However, while it is true that we broke off our contract with our original IT web designers, YesLogo, due to their contract completion issues, we did not pay them for the work they did not finish and we were able to use their work with our new web company, Momint. Though working with IT companies in Poland does present language and logistics challenges, it allows us to get good work done for much lower costs.Having said all that, we welcome all offers of help from members or people they may know. There is a lot to do, and we need to appeal to many audiences from 90 year old survivors, to middle-aged fellas like me, Dan and Julek, and to GenY 16-25 year olds whose information all comes online and who expect the latest in experiential media.So we need to do all of this, get the basic content as you point out - especially from our fast departing Survivors - while keeping open the pathways to the high standards of Internet experience that we set for ourselves.
Best regardsStefan WisniowskiSydney Australia
On 08/04/2012, at 2:47, "eve5j" <Eve5J@...> wrote:
I agree with Julek and Dan. Content is the key, not the presentation being "fancy." Less is more. Didn't the group get burned on IT/web design when the museum first went live? Lots of money was wasted at that time and for what? Also I think it is better to wait to make sure everything is correct, etc., than to go live prematurely as was done before.
Let's keep it simple and easy.
Happy Easter to all,
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Julian Plowy <jayplowy@...> wrote:
> I would like to say that I find this type of presentation difficult to use
> and think a more simple presentation is easier to use and encourage us to
> continue in that direction.
> I feel these new types of presentations are suited more toward quick
> viewing of single topic presentations rather than a large selection of
> different topics. In addition with limited resources should we not fully
> concentrate on gathering, preserving, presenting and distributing what is
> currently on our plate rather than incurring new expenses?
> Yes we should consider the future growth in the way we present the Virtual
> Museum but why not let that technology mature a little longer before we
> invest time and resources.
> I think we need to spend our time, energy and funds on attracting a wider
> audience for the products and information we currently have or are
> interested in presenting.
> I encourage all to contribute to our cause and will be doing so later this
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM, <stefan.wisniowski@...> wrote:
> > **
> > Have a look at http://www.z360.com/topolski/
> > This virtual walk-through that links a set of galleries is exactly what we
> > had in mind for moving between and around our 29 galleries telling our
> > history in our Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum.
> > WOW! Isn't it amazing?
> > Our current version of the galleries is much more conventional and we are
> > still concentrating on gathering content, but it would be great to develop
> > this kind of navigation for a future edition.
> > Does anyone in the group have any experience or connections with IT people
> > who can put this kind of 360 visit thing together - working from graphics
> > not photos?
> > Regards
> > Stefan Wisniowski
> > PS here is the line up our planned galleries - the highlighted ones are
> > already open, though most still need work to complete and translate into
> > English. <http://www.z360.com/topolski/>
> > For an overview of what is in each gallery, please visit
> > http://kresy-siberia.org/muzeum/?page_id=136 for the Polish version...
> > or for the google English version (pretty funny) go to
> > http://tinyurl.com/KS-GalleriesOverview
> > *MUSEUM GALLERIES* *SALE MUZEALNE* (01a) Historical Borderlands (01a)
> > Kresy Historyczne (01b) Interwar Borderlands (1918-39) (01b) Kresy
> > miêdzywojenne (1918-39) (02a) Invasion 1939 (02a) Inwazja 1939 (03a)
> > Sovietization (1939-41) (03a) Sowietyzacja (1939-41) (03b) Soviet
> > Deportations (1940-41) (03b) Sowieckie Deportacje (1940-41) (04a)
> > Retreat to Exile (1939-40) (04a) Wycofanie do uchod¼ctwa (1939-40) (04b)
> > Polish Forces in The West (1940-45) (04b) Polskie Si³y na Zachodzie
> > (1940-45) (04c) Polish Air Force (1940-45) (04c) Polskie Si³y Powietrzne
> > (1940-45) (05a) Forced Labour (1940-41) (05a) Praca przymusowa (1940-41) (05b)
> > Katyn (1940) (05b) Katyñ (1940) (06a) Amnesty (1941) (06a) Amnestia
> > (1941) (06b) Regrouping & Evacuation (1941-42) (06b) Przegrupowanie i
> > ewakuacja (1941-42) (06c) Surviving USSR (1941-45) (06c) Prze¿ycie ZSRR
> > (1941-45) (07a) German Occupation (1941-44) (07a) Niemiecka okupacja
> > (1941-44) (07b) Ethnic Massacres (1942-47) (07b) Ludobójstwo (1942-47) (08a)
> > Berling's Army (1943-45) (08a) Armia Berlinga (1943-45) (08b) Soviet
> > Reconquest (1944-45) (08b) Zajêcie Sowieckie (1944-45) (09a) Anders Army
> > In Action (1942-45) (09a) Szlak Armii Andersa (1942-45) (09b) Middle
> > East Exile (1942-47) (09b) Tu³aczka Blisko-Wschodnia (1942-47) (09c)
> > Indian Exile (1942-46) (09c) Tu³aczka w Indii (1942-46) (09d) African
> > Exile (1942-50) (09d) Tu³aczka w Afryce (1942-50) (09e) Mexican Exile
> > (1943-47) (09e) Tu³aczka w Meksyku (1943-47) (09f) New Zealand Exile
> > (1944-49) (09f) Tu³aczka w Nowej Zelandii (1944-49) (10a) Eastern Exile
> > Forever (1946-) (10a) Wieczna wschodnia tu³aczka (1946-) (10b)
> > Repatriation (1944-47) (10b) Repatriacja (1944-47) (10c) Postwar
> > Repression (1945-56) (10c) Powojenne represje (1945-56) (11a) Exiles
> > Dilemma (1945-46) (11a) Dylemat wygnañców (1945-46) (11b) Western Exile
> > Forever (1946-) (11b) Na zawsze na Zachodzie (1946-) (12a) Preserving
> > Memory (12a) Uchowanie pamiêci