City of Johannesburg’s libraries go online

Posted: 22/11/2012 in General

In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Orlando, eWorld was officially launched at the Orlando East Library by the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Cllr. Parks Mpho Tau.

The City of Johannesburg is making progress in offering free Public Access to Internet in Libraries at every public library.

The implementation of PAIL is framed within the City’s Joburg 2040 Growth and Development Strategy (Joburg 2040 GDS) which commits the City of Johannesburg to provide the public with free access to internet, electronic resources and make technology available at all the City’s libraries.

This initiative will among others achieve the following:
* Online education (distance learning, online classes, eRegistration to tertiary institutions)
* Digital information resources (eBooks, eDatabases, eNewspapers, eReference books – Encyclopedia)
* eReference services – 24 hours
* eBusiness initiatives (job opportunities, exposure for small business, eFilling, Internet Banking)

The roll-out of the first phase of PAIL would be completed this financial year first, at the following libraries; Jabavu Library, Protea North Library, Emndeni Library, Diepkloof Extension 1 Library, Pimville Library, Dobsonville Library, Meadowlands Library, and Mofolo Library.


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