VALA2000 Session 7 Jennings

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Redefining Access to Information in the Northern Territory

VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Flexible Delivery
Thursday 17 February 2000, 14:35 – 15:05

Leona Jennings

Manager, Technology Development & Support, Northern Territory Library and Information Service

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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While libraries in the Northern Territory have a long history of cooperative sharing of information resources, the introduction of a new library and information management platform – in tandem with initiatives by the Commonwealth and Territory governments to rollout communications infrastructure throughout the Territory – has provided new avenues for the consolidation of services and provision of information to all Territorians.


This paper describes the background, progress to date and future plans for LINNet, and considers the challenges of implementing a system that balances the needs of a consortium of 48 public, community, school, state and government agency libraries.