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February 26, 2006

Australian Libraries More Accessible

From The Courier-Mail:

AUSTRALIANS will be able to look up library books online and order pages to be emailed to them, under a sweeping revamp of access to public libraries.

The new program, to be launched today by Communications Minister Helen Coonan, will open up access to 40 million items from 800 libraries across Australia.

From today, people will be able to log-on to a central website, and use a search engine similar to Google, to find what resources are available on a given topic.

The book can either be sent out on loan by post, or selected pages photocopied or emailed.

It is part of a scheme to make libraries more accessible to the community, particularly those in rural and remote areas.

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Posted by kstover2 at February 26, 2006 1:32 PM