Thursday, 6 December 2012

Flinders Mobile Library - live today

I'm half way across the world, so don't have photos yet, but I'm delighted to say that the Flinders Mobile Library went live on Symphony / Enterprise today.  Congratulations to Louise and her small dedicated team who have had considerable work to do to get to this stage.

The Flinders Enterprise site can be found here.

You will note that the Mobile provides services to three councils - Northern Areas, Mt Remarkable and Port Pirie.  Northern Areas also has the Jamestown Library & Port Pirie has its new main library as well as a depot at Crystal Brook.

This Mobile library, which has its base in Gladstone covers quite a large area, including fortnightly stops at:
  1. Laura
  2. Gladstone
  3. Port Germein (where the launch was held today)
  4. Mt View 
  5. Booleroo Centre
  6. Wilmington
  7. Melrose
  8. Gulnare
  9. Spalding
  10. Georgetown
  11. Wirrabara
  12. Murraytown
  13. Appila
  14. Redhill
  15. Koolunga
  16. Yacka
At PLS we've been colouring in a map of the State as libraries goes live.  As you can see from the list of locations above, this patch covers quite an area in the Mid-north.  And we're looking forward to adding Jamestown and Pt Pirie to the program to complete access for all members of their respective councils.

As photos become available I'll add them here.

I should also comment that Roxby Downs is also headed for "go live" this month, but not through a data conversion process.  I'll write more about this next week as they get ready for turning on their iteration of Enterprise for their community.

Below are a few photos from the launch, which was attended by Teresa Brook & Jo Rivers from PLS.

The Mobile Library with the Network logo and a word cloud cleverly used to advertise the range of services provided by the library
Jo Rivers (of PLS) and Candice Ellis from the library at the circulation desk in the truck

Library Committee Chair & Councillor from Northern Areas Geoff Lange cutting the launch cake

Representatives of the three councils served by the Mobile Library along with library staff
Library staff Candice Ellis, Louise Simpson &  Trish Evans with Cr Geoff Lange

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