Thursday, September 07, 2006

New Online Resources Benefit Community College Students Statewide

CCLA Activates Nearly $4 Million in New LINCCWeb eResources
September 1, 2006 – Tallahassee, FL

Students at Florida’s community colleges gained access today to $3.9 million in additional electronic databases, e-journals and eBooks to assist in learning and research. The new resources are available via LINCCWeb (, the web-based library information portal used by more than 800,000 community college students statewide. LINCCWeb is operated by the College Center for Library Automation (CCLA), a program of the state’s Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Education.

The Florida Legislature appropriated funding for the new resources to be shared by all community colleges. Representatives from each college collaborated to select resources that meet the information needs of today’s students.

“Until now, each college used local funds to license resources for its students,” said CCLA Executive Director J. Richard Madaus. “Because of that, students at some colleges had access to significantly more online resources than others. This new statewide approach guarantees that every student has convenient access to the same valuable resources regardless of college size or location. LINCCWeb is available to students 24 hours a day, whenever and wherever they need it.

“This is a tremendous leap forward and a continued indication of Florida’s support for its community colleges, their students and libraries,” he added.

About CCLA
CCLA operates the statewide Library Information Network for Community Colleges (LINCC) and associated web-based information portal, LINCCWeb, from its headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida. As an administered program of the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Education, CCLA serves 28 community colleges and 73 campus libraries in 60 cities throughout Florida. Online at:

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