[LINK] Libraries object to internet filtering

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Jul 21 21:51:39 AEST 2009

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> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
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> Libraries object to internet filtering
> By Ben Grubb
> Jul 21, 2009 1:37 PM
> Itnews 
> _http://www.itnews.com.au/News/150669,libraries-object-to-inte
> rnet-filtering.aspx_ 


> A recent survey conducted by ALIA found that 147,474 users 
> accessed the 
> internet each week within Australian libraries.
> Use of the internet within New South Wales libraries alone 
> was up 41 per 
> cent on previous years.

Fascinating - that fills a huge hole in the numbers of persons that are
not connected to the interent at home or at work.

Wondering if the ABS are aware of this growth in figures of library
internet utilisation......
Obviously needs to be assessed as possibly the only manner that many can
afford to become involved with the technology.

RAH RAH Public Libraries.


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