Chapter 7 - The DIALogue prototype - Access to expertise via the net
- Survey respondents generally welcomed the DIALogue facilities, but not as
strongly as the DIAL index facility. Some expressed a willingness to pay for
- It is too early to draw any conclusions from the use of the DIALogue
- The appointment of consultants during the legislative and law reform
processes is common in most of the countries surveyed but is usually an ad-hoc
process. It is difficult to see precisely how use of DIALogue would fit into
- Consideration should be given to reducing the number of communication
methods in DIALogue, so as to avoid potential confusion in users concerning the
breadth of communication of messages.
- Some form of the DIALogue Discussion List will be valuable as a feedback
mechanism and forum concerning the other DIAL facilities.
- The administrative requirements of dealing with senior legal experts and
government officials, and some potential legal risks, may mean that it is more
appropriate that DIALogue be operated by the Bank than by the Project DIAL
- If DIALogue is operated with the DIAL Index / DIAL Search facilities, it
must be given a high priority, and the extent of resources this will require
will depend to some extent on the complexity of the facility.
- In designing any follow-on RETA, the Bank should consider which aspects of
DIALogue's operations are of most value, in light of usage experience which is
not yet available.
- The Bank should consider reducing the complexity of the communications
options in DIALogue.
- The Bank should consider operating some aspects of DIALogue in-house as
part of the Bank's web facilities.
- Some facility similar to the DIALogue Discussion List should be developed
to assist in the operation of the other DIAL facilities.