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Presentation delivered by Martin Mantle at the NSW.net eResources Seminar held at the State Library of New South Wales October 25th 2011.

Presentation delivered by Martin Mantle at the NSW.net eResources Seminar held at the State Library of New South Wales October 25th 2011.

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    Armidale Library and the NBN Armidale Library and the NBN Presentation Transcript

    • Department of Broadband,Communications and the DigitalEconomy (DBDCE)Digital Local Government InitiativeDigital Hubs ProgramDigital Enterprises Program
    •  $17.1 million first 40 communities to receive NBN Round One: 8 local councils $375,000  Armidale NSW, Kiama, NSW, Willunga SA, Scottsdale, TAS, Smithton TAS, Brunswick VIC, Midway Point TAS, Townsville QLD “assist LG to deliver innovative online services” Non-competitive but funding subject to DBDCE approval of projects
    •  Scalable: as each new area of the community is connected to the NBN households in those areas will have immediate access to the program. Replicable: Other LGAs can adopt the program. Genuine demonstration of fibre telecommunications infrastructure.
    •  Informal discussion with DBDCE : June 2011 Appointment of consultant : July 2011 Draft program guidelines : August 2011 Develop projects : June 2011- Sept 2011 Submission of applications : Sept 2011 Further consultation with DBDCE : Sept/Oct 2011 Refine projects : Sept/Oct 2011 Announcement of successful funding : ????
    •  First Proposal: ▪ New England eLibrary ▪ Bolinda ($132,000) 2nd Proposal: ▪ 2Easy digital reference
    •  Digital Communication:  Video Conferencing software  Computer hardware  Web 2.0 Digital Content:  eLibrary resources: eBooks, EAudio, Video  Databases  Websites Digital Connectivity:  Fibre connection to the library  WiFi
    •  Primary aged school students 3.30pm to 5:30pm Platform agnostic, web based allow video conference, screen sharing and data exchange
    •  Previous attempts at video reference failed because:  Slow, intermittent and complex  Targeted at audiences who use video for social interaction Reason for success:  Fault line between students and parents over the use of the Internet for homework research