the innovative service
Rijeka City Library draws on the creativity of students and young unemployed people in Rijeka to publish an exciting online magazine that tackles serious issues and challenges shallow and sensationalist local media.
GKR Magazin has led to an explosion of creativity in Rijeka, a city of 128,000 people. Since its launch in June 2013, the magazine has published over 500 articles; built up a team of eight volunteer editors, designers and proofreaders, and has 68 regular contributors – mostly aged under 30 – who provide a steady stream of short stories, news, essays, features, poetry, reviews, photographs and film. Watch out local media – GKR Magazin already has over 2,000 visitors a day.
Creative use of ICT
The library publishes GKR Magazin (Rijeka City Library Magazine) using an interactive Open-source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to create, publish and view text and images from desktop, laptop and tablet computers, and smartphones.