4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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TECHNOLOGY

Increasingly, libraries are introducing new technologies to ensure the public have access to information. In 2003-04, local libraries had 4,638 Internet workstations, a 64% increase since 1999-2000. National and state libraries had increased their number of Internet workstations from 173 (or 7 workstations per location) in 1999-2000 to 426 (or 25 workstations per location) in 2003-04.

10.7 INTERNET FACILITIES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES - 1999-2000 and 2003-04

1999-2000
2003-04
Local libraries
National and State libraries
Local libraries
National and state libraries
no.
no.
no.
no.

Internet workstations
2 832
173
4 638
426
Internet workstations per location(a)
2
7
3
25

(a) Excludes deposit stations as they do not have Internet facilities.
Source: ABS, Public Libraries, Australia, 2003-04 (cat. no. 8561.0).






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