ERIC Number: ED452868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Service: Rural and Remote Communities.
This paper discusses public library services to remote communities in Australia, focusing on New South Wales (NSW). The first section presents background on the public library network in NSW, including statistics, descriptors/characteristics of public libraries, and funding to establish public Internet access. The second section addresses regional libraries in NSW, focusing on the Riverina Regional Library and the establishment of the Tumut Electronic Network Centre, a project that set up telecentres in several libraries; project aims and benefits are listed. The third section describes infrastructure, goals, and funding of NSW.net, a virtual private Internet network for libraries, local government, and communities. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Internet, Library Funding, Library Networks, Library Services, Public Libraries, Regional Libraries, Rural Areas, User Needs (Information)
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/robe rt.knight1.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia