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COSLA BACKS NATIONAL INFORMATION STRATEGY

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Local government will play a leading role in the drive for a national information strategy, Elaine Murray, COSLA's ...
Local government will play a leading role in the drive for a national information strategy, Elaine Murray, COSLA's cultural affairs spokeswoman said today.

Commenting on the launch of the Scottish Library and Information Council's 'Enabling Seamless Access' consultation paper, Ms Murray said that the rapid spread of information technology had a dramatic impact on the lives of everyone.

'Developments that were seen as science fiction just a few years ago are now a part of every day life - and the pace of change continues to accelerate with millions of pounds being spent by organisations, individuals and families on keeping up with the latest in IT.

'Local government is no less affected - developments in IT impact on all the key services we provide and it is up to councils to spend wisely and to best effect. If we fail to co-ordinate our services the result will be duplication, inefficiency and wasted resources.'

Councillor Murray warned.

She added: 'COSLA firmly believes that a national information strategy involving all the key information providers and users is a priority. We strongly support this SLIC initiative and we are already actively planning to make it a reality.'

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