Parliament Sitting on 4 November 2019

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER


16. Assoc Prof Walter Theseira: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information (a) what proportion of publicly accessible digital materials held by NLB and NAS, the copyright of which belong to the Government, are downloadable; and (b) whether all such materials can be made available for download and, if not why.


Answer:

1.3 million digital government materials are made publicly available across various NLB online platforms. These include annual reports, newsletters, school magazines, photographs, archived websites, government files, oral history interviews, speeches and press releases. Approximately 88,000 are downloadable.  Not all can be made available for download, due to conditions governing access stipulated by the respective agencies.
 
Poll on Budget Measures 2020 News Others 30 Jun 20
Singapore strengthens digital collaboration and linkages with Shenzhen to create new market opportunities Press Releases Infocomm Media 17 Jun 20
New Chief Executive appointed to Infocomm Media Development Authority Press Releases Infocomm Media 15 Jun 20
MCI's response to PQ on Parliament livestream Parliament QAs Others 05 Jun 20
MCI's response to PQ on national data usage volume Parliament QAs Infocomm Media 05 Jun 20
MCI's response to PQ on available help for seniors for digital access Parliament QAs Digital Readiness 04 Jun 20