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Thursday, January 15, 2004

NZ buys access for all school libraries

An anonymous story in reports that the New Zealand Ministry of Education has paid for all primary and secondary schools in the country to join the licensing package purchased by large public and academic libraries. Citizen access to these resources begins on March 4. (PS: This is subsidized toll-access, not open access, but an interesting use of government funds to widen access for all citizens in a country.)