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Museum professionals want greater access to Internet and targeted information

News | 07/26/2000 4:00 am EDT

Museum professionals are ahead of Canadians in adopting new Internet technologies, according to a new study of the sector by Canadian Heritage. In a report published last month by Wendy Thomas of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), 93 per cent of respondents to a 1998 survey had used the Internet, and 36 per cent had used the ‘Net two years before that. As Thomas notes in her summary, that’s well ahead of the 37 per cent of Canadians in general who could claim the same. Despite the high usage rate, problems remain finding suitable content and in having broad access to Internet access at the desktop.

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