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Monday, January 05, 2004
Florida launches state electronic library  
Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood has launched the Florida Electronic Library, a collection of free databases and live reference services available to all Florida residents.

"Through the Florida Electronic Library, all Florida residents can have access to an array of library services that no single community in Florida could afford independently," said Hood through a press release. "It represents a partnership with local communities and assures equity of information services for all Florida's residents, no matter where they live."

The Florida Electronic Library is a Web site offering databases that provide access to electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, books and documents as well as one-on-one online assistance from professional librarians.

The Venice Gondolier, 27 December.

Nice. Sounds very similar to what we've been working on in New Zealand, with the PER:NA project (which incidentally is all systems go as of late December, which, as I mentioned previously, will save me a non-trivial amount of my yearly budget - something like 3%).


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