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  1. Scottish Library & Information Council Hazel Lauder Network Officer www.slainte.org.uk

  2. Scottish Library & Information Council • Established 1991 by the Library and Information Services community • Represents interests of all sectors • Local authorities, higher education, further education, NHS Trust library services, prisons • To advise the First Minister on library and information matters • To promote and monitor standards for library and information services in Scotland • To provide grant aid for library and information pilot projects

  3. The People’s Network • Public library networking – free access to the Internet and ICT • New Opportunities Fund CALL Programme (Community Access to Lifelong Learning) • Infrastructure £11.9 m • Training £2.7 m • Content/Digitisation £50m UK-wide

  4. Aims of the People’s Network • Enable people to prosper in the information society • Be an integrated component of the education system • Be open and accessible to all • Be the information gatekeeper • Offer opportunity to all citizens to be involved in the democratic process

  5. Support for the People’s Network • Advice and support • Visited all 32 authorities • Liaise with New Opportunities Fund and Resource • Identify training needs and deliver training • Access issues – adaptive technology • Best practice

  6. Quality Information Resources • New Opportunities Fund • 2 year subscriptions • Equity of access to information • Citizens access the same resources at any library • 4 areas: general information business information Newspapers Scottish Culture

  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • £300,000 gift to enhance learning opportunities in areas of significant social deprivation • matched by Scottish Executive funding • SLIC manage the project • 14 successful bids • Different types of areas benefited – big cities and rural areas

  8. Clackmannanshire Dundee East Ayrshire East Renfrewshire Edinburgh Fife Glasgow Inverclyde North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire Renfrewshire South Ayrshire South Lanarkshire West Dunbartonshire Gates Projects

  9. Gates • Working with community groups in libraries • Providing tutorial support • Older people – reminiscence • Young people - develop ICT skills • Laptop and PC lending • Community web sites • Learning portal • Community Learning partners • Disabled groups • Chinese communities

  10. Information Handling Skills • SLIC, learndirect Scotland, Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, Scottish Further Education Unit • Address skills gap of information rich and information poor • Aimed at post 16 year olds • Planning, searching, retrieval, evaluation and using information • 23 learning bites • 5 senarios