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1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 49), Aug 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2004   
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eLEP Web Service - More access to more information!

400 libraries are now subscribing to the free eLEP web service. With university libraries accessing AusStats that means more than three quarters of LEP libraries access most of their ABS information from the web.

With a free eLEP subscription libraries can access every ABS publication issued since 1998. This is more than 10 times as much as is available in the old LEP Core Lists. And of course the publications are available from 11.30 am on the day of release - no more waiting for the mail.

The ABS is focussing more and more on electronic publishing over time and fewer titles are being produced as printed publications. The best way to ensure your library maintains access to the information clients need is to subscribe to ABS web services such as eLEP.

Such is the level of interest in eLEP that many LEP libraries have taken the opportunity to launch the service to their councils and communities. Visit the eLEP web page for more information.

8 good reasons to subscribe to the eLEP service:

    1. Free full text access to more than 1,000 ABS titles - every publication issued since 1998!
    2. Many times more ABS titles than the LEP Core Lists
    3. Web access on the ABS web site - no passwords
    4. Connect your branch libraries - extend access to statistical information
    5. Access information as soon as it is released. No more waiting for publications to arrive in the mail
    6. Release shelf space in your library and save staff time with less accessioning, shelving and weeding ABS titles
    7. Get the best of both worlds - subscribe to the eLEP service and, for LEP member libraries, also receive the hard copy ABS Flagship titles
    8. Print complete publications to add to your library's collection - or not , as you wish. Your service, your choice!

Does eLEP need any special software?
The eLEP service requires commonly used software already used in most organisations. Your library will need to have:
    • Internet access
    • a web browser - either Internet Explorer version 4.0 or above, or Netscape Navigator version 4.0 or above
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 3.0 or above
    • either a dedicated library proxy server, OR a fixed network Internet Protocol (IP) address, OR a fixed range of IPs

New eLEP subscribers
Brisbane City Council LIS (Qld)City of Nedlands Library Service (WA)
Swan Shire Public Library (WA)Warringah Library Service (NSW)
Mundaring Public Library (WA)Hastings Library Service (NSW)



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