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The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is the national development agency working for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives and advising government on policy and priorities for the sector.

MLA's roles are to provide strategic leadership, to act as a powerful advocate, to develop capacity and to promote innovation and change.

Museums, libraries and archives connect people to knowledge and information, creativity and inspiration. MLA is leading the drive to unlock this wealth, for everyone.

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ICT is becoming so embedded in all of our lives that any sudden changes in the technology seem to precipitate similar changes in society. The surge in the popularity of mp3 files has changed the way we get hold of and listen to music. Text messaging has changed the way we communicate and has generated a new shortened version of the English language, which is gr8 2 c if u r a fan of txt. Wireless technology will change where we access the Internet and allow us to choose a time and place to suit ourselves. How will the library-based People's Network respond?

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