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CCS library goes online

MEDIA RELEASE

13 March 2007

CCS library goes online

CCS has launched its unique collection of disability information on a new online library catalogue.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer all New Zealanders the diverse disability information our library offers," says Viv Maidaborn CEO, CCS. "It's a simple low-key database with great search tips, direct links to the CCS Information Service and resources can be ordered online".

The library project was funded by Telecom's Community Connection sponsorship programme which provides more than 1,000 voluntary welfare and charitable organisations with up to $5 million in support each year.

"This is one of the first projects we've supported through our Community Connection programme and we believe it will make a real difference to CCS's clients," says Telecom's Sponsorship Manager, Kimberley Burcher.

Through the programme, Telecom provides CCS with sponsorship on its telecommunications services, as well as funding for specific projects each year. Telecom says CCS's online library is the perfect example of how technology can make things a little easier.

"It is tremendous that CCS is able to make its great resources available to all of New Zealand," says Minister of Disability Issues Ruth Dyson. "This online library catalogue is not just for disabled people but employers, librarians, teachers and many others," she said.

CCS said the online library means people around New Zealand can access resources more readily and also enables CCS staff to direct people to relevant material more efficiently. "It means disabled people can access the information they really need and make decisions that directly affect their own lives," says Viv Maidaborn. Visit http://ccs.infospecs.co.nz

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