ICT Cash Boost for Forty Public Library Services
Forty public library services across England have recently received a share of a £750,000 ICT cash boost from the UK online Public Libraries Challenge Fund.
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and the University for Industry (Ufi) awarded the grants to enhance the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provision of public libraries to local communities, particularly excluded groups. The grants were for projects that “…..cover a range of innovative ICT applications, from Wireless 'hotspots', to satellite provision on mobile libraries, interactive whiteboards for e-learners, and portable ICT equipment for use in local communities.”
Want to see if your local areas library service was successful? All 40 services that are due to receive the funding are listed in the last paragraph of this article here.
From eGov monitor