"VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments."
"Māori Maps provides a nationwide map of marae, with photos of each marae, contact and background information, and photographs. There are also restricted access areas that marae themselves can use to store their data and photos.
To date the site contains information for marae in the Tai Tokerau (Northland) and Tamaki (Auckland) regions. Work is continuing towards adding all of Aotearoa’s more than 800 ancestral marae by the year 2013.
Māori Maps is a portal to the marae of Aotearoa. The site will offer not only map location and directions to the gateway of every tribal marae in Aotearoa, but also a digital gateway by which visitors can access sites or service run by marae. Māori Maps recommends that anyone who wishes to go beyond kūwaha - to walk onto marae, be formally hosted or obtain deeper marae knowledge - should engage directly with the marae community and its elders."
(Te Potiki National Trust Limited, Aotearoa New Zealand)
"The purpose of the Innovation Portal is to promote and foster productive knowledge transfer between the Universities of Dundee and Abertay, the SCRI (Scottish Crop Research Institute) and Scottish industry. Its aim is to improve the competitiveness of local businesses by bringing together innovative companies with scientists, technologists and engineering experts keen to apply their expertise to the needs of industry."
(The Innovation Portal)
 Universities Scotland, 'Innovating our way out of recession'
"Will the You-Tube revolution foster a new narrative model for feature film? Perhaps it's too early to say. But then again, given the rapid proliferation of the online video portal (launched barely a year ago) it's worth thinking about. To date, most discussion on You Tube centres on its relationship with television. However, there are also signs of ‘cross-pollination' with the cinema: from the very, very small screen to the big screen.
Scriptwriting author Ken Dancyger says that new ‘narrative models' develop against a background of technological innovation, to provide 'narrative experience that re-establishes its connectivity with its audience' (127). Premonitions of a ‘You Tube Narrative Model' can be considered in relation to Dancyger's ‘MTV Model': the feature film as an assemblage of ‘set-pieces' which appropriate both the structure (2-4 minutes) and aesthetic (high production values/rapid montage) of the music video (132). He points to Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994) as an example.
But this earlier brand of (80s-90s) postmodern excess has mutated in the new media environment – and new narrative models beckon. "
(Alex Munt, 7 June 2007, FlowTV)
"Zuda Comics was launched eight months ago by DC Comics. It is a portal where creators submit comic strips and visitors vote for their favourite at the end of each month. Winning comic strips are offered the possibility of being published by DC Comics’ other imprint as comic book compilations. At a quick glance, I assumed that the response to Zuda Comics had been mild because comic book media outlets that cover printed comic books have been critical of Zuda Comics because of the contracts it offers to its users. The voice from the actual Web comics community has not been as vocal on this issue. According to Perazza there are no problems convincing people to adopt and visit Zuda Comics. 'The Web comics community is a very small industry mainly made up of creators, so it’s normal for the appearance of a large comic book publisher like DC Comics to raise concerns.'Perazza says that Zuda Comics doesn’t want to disrupt the Web comics community. 'We will weather the storm and show that we can create Web comics.'"
(Hervé St-Louis, 25 July 2008)