ABS Week at Holmesglen TAFE
In April, Holmesglen TAFE in Victoria celebrated their connection to the eLEP service by hosting an ABS Week at each of their campus Information Commons. The Holmesglen TAFE Information Database Librarian, Annie Yee, said there was a great need in the community for statistical data. Annie was the driving force in obtaining access to the service and also in promoting it across the campuses.
In discussions about the eLEP service, Annie wrote "our students and staff are well aware of the invaluable information available from ABS and we are very keen to move into electronic dissemination with help from the LEP."
During the promotional week each campus displayed a series of eLEP Display Stands in prominent positions. Training sessions were widely advertised to library and teaching staff to introduce them to their new eLEP service. Sessions on using the ABS web site and the eLEP service, as well as CLIB 2001, attracted 72 library and teaching staff. The last two days of the promotional week were for the students, with a trivia quiz based on using the ABS web site to source the correct information.
Helen Leary, Annie's LEP Coordinator said "ABS Week at Holmesglen allowed us to spread the message to staff and students about the many advantages of using ABS statistical data online."