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Creating content for the People's Network (PN) of relevance to users and its effective delivery are critical to its continued success and take-up of services. Material produced as part of the New Opportunities Fund's (NOF) digitisation programme is a key component of this but there is a growing...
The community reach of the People's Network (30,000 terminals in over 4,000 public libraries) provides a powerful delivery mechanism for e-Initiatives. Public libraries have an opportunity to utilise the network beyond the standard provision of public Internet access. The People's Network is...
Lincolnshire Libraries have taken an integrated approach to the provision of information and communications technology (ICT) for lifelong learning, culture, economic and social improvement. Its approach has put it at the forefront of developments within the county, particularly with regard to...
The government has set challenging targets for the availability of all public services electronically by 2005. This paper describes the strategy adopted by Derbyshire County Council, and the role of the library service within the overall corporate approach. The authority has adopted a "putting...
This paper describes the challenges faced by Cambridgeshire Libraries during the implementation of the People's Network. The critical success factors - the need for staff communication, involvement and training at all levels throughout the county, and the importance of sound and robust technical...
Argues that libraries need to keep pace with social changes and specifically must provide better services for the browsing majority. Describes whichbook.net, a ground-breaking Web site developed for the People's Network with support from the New Opportunities Fund. Demonstrates how user-centred...
Through a successful bid to the People's Network Excellence Fund, West Sussex Library Service was able to embark on a project to provide assistive technology through the network of 35 static libraries. This article describes the project and the hardware, software and accessories bought to create...
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