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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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TECHNOLOGY

Increasingly, libraries are introducing new technologies to ensure the public have access to information. At the end of June 2000, public libraries operated 14,135 computers - 5,674 available for use by the general public. A number of these workstations had multiple uses. Libraries used 3,296 of these computers to provide an on-line public access catalogue, while 3,005 provided access to the Internet.

10.7 TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES - June 2000

Local libraries
National and state libraries
All public libraries

NUMBER

Personal computers
For public use
5 220
454
5 674
For staff use only
6 290
2 171
8 461
Total
11 510
2 625
14 135
On-line public access catalogue workstations
2 967
329
3 296
Internet workstations
2 832
173
3 005
CD-Rom workstations
1 882
241
2 123
Other personal computer workstations
1 498
32
1 530
Photocopiers
1 338
100
1 438

ABS, Public Libraries, Australia, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8561.0).



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