- Information Australia was a pilot project established by the National Library of Australia. It involved the National Library working with five public libraries from around Australia. The project ran from October 2003 to June 2005.
InformationAustralia was a web-based portal aimed at increasing access to resources held in Australian libraries and cultural institutions. The pilot project provided valuable information for the development of the new Libraries Australia service. Several conference papers explain the project:
- A portal for the people: National Library & your local public library = new access paradigm (PDF File - 266KB)
- Evaluating the public library portal (PDF File - 136KB)
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Bringing Health Information to the Community http://medstat.med.utah.edu/blogs/BHIC/ This blog gathers together health information of value to community based organizations working toward the elimination of health disparities for people of color as well as for people living in inner cities. Categories include Minority Health Concerns, Websites, Scholarships and Grants, Public Library, Rural Health, Public Health, Articles, Environmental Health, Conferences and more. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine - MidContinetal Region http://www.nnlm.gov/mcr/ sponsors this blog, and the main writer is Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Community Outreach Liaison.