1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 44), May 2003  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/07/2003   
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eLEP - helping to empower Great Lakes Library Service

The headquarters branch of Great Lakes Library Service at Forster in NSW took up the eLEP service in March 2002. The library staff were so pleased with the service they launched eLEP with a public media event. The Mayor spoke at the launch, the press covered the event and library staff gave eLEP demonstrations.

Chris Jones, the Library Manager says that "eLEP has allowed the library to position itself as the FIRST point of call for information for council and the community.

"The roll-out of eLEP has meant not only greater access to
more ABS information - which is what eLEP provides - but greater and more efficient access being facilitated through the library. We have seen a move toward cooperative purchasing between the library and other areas of the council and eLEP has also raised the profile of the library and has put the information retrieval process in the hands of information professionals - the librarians."