1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 45), Aug 2003  
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From the Editor

This issue of the LEP Newsletter has developed a web site theme! This was not intentional but there is no doubt that the web site is increasingly a major source of ABS statistics for our clients - libraries included. More than 300 LEP libraries now access most of their ABS information on the web - through the eLEP or AusStats services.

This greater use of the web site is not just occurring in libraries. Gary Dunnet in his article on this page tells us that there were more than 38 million hits, or page views, on the ABS web site in 2002/03. This was up from 27 million the year before. Large numbers in anyone's view!

To help users of such a vast web site, the ABS is shortly to release a new Search Engine to the site - called Lotus Discovery Server. This was outlined in the May issue of the LEP Newsletter. Another aid for users are the new web Help pages - see the story below. We have reproduced one of these Help pages as this issue's Shortcuts feature.

Kim Farley-Larmour
LEP National Manager