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LGOL-net Case Study

Greater Manchester e-Partnership – LGOL-Net for multi-agency information sharing

The authorities in the Greater Manchester e-Partnership (GMeP) had developed Information Referral and Tracking (IRT) solutions , but these did not allow inter-agency sharing of information. Because the solutions used different technologies and data structures, sharing this data seemed a difficult proposition.

GMeP became aware of LGOL-Net as a possible solution and CGI was engaged to implement it. LGOL-Net was attractive because it was licence free, provided sophisticated transformation options and was quick to deploy.

GMeP has devised a simple test XML Schema that asks the question “Who knows this child?”. When the query is invoked, it is split and sent to all participants. In transit the query is transformed to interrogate each of the IRT systems and then return the results of the query to the originator. A key point here is that each of the agencies maintains its own data in whatever format it wishes and there is no requirement for a shared database.

Next steps include rollout beyond Bolton, Salford, Tameside and Manchester Connexions and enhanced security options. -

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council has deployed LGOL-Net in two strategic partnerships. The BRIDGES partnership ( - an IRT trailblazer project - uses LGOL-Net as the middleware component to deliver advice and support to children, young people and families in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Leicestershire E-Government Partnership. ( is using LGOL-Net to share community information and partner applications across Leicester and Leicestershire. Initial work has concentrated on deploying LGOL-Net across the Partnership to provide open spaces reporting, e.g. reporting an abandoned vehicle or graffiti. Using LGOL-Net and the MAGNet GIS Web service, an incident reported through a portal or Web site is automatically routed to the authority responsible for dealing with the incident. -

APLAWS+ Case Study

London Borough of Camden

Having taken the lead on the original APLAWS Pathfinder project, Camden were an early adopter of the system. Camden's website has gone live with the APLAWS+ code in April 2004 and Camden are yet to make a decision whether to do this for the intranet.

However, for the intranet a hybrid approach was adopted - focusing primarily on the APLAWS applications - only since internal development was intended. Camden had undertaken ad hoc development work with several partners and developed a model whereby this can be implemented within a fully supported environment. –

Coventry City Council - APLAWS+ for managing web-site content

Coventry launched their Intranet site using the APLAWS content management product in July 2003. The site was designed and developed in house. Having tried and tested the product, they decided to implement APLAWS+ to manage their Intranet web-site. This was launched at the end of July 2004. Since going live with APLAWS+, the page response time has improved to 4 seconds per page with availability at 97.5%.

Coventry is now working on a single publishing environment which will enable some of the content published on the Intranet web-site to be shared and viewed on their Intranet, using the Intranet's branding and navigation. This will remove the need to individually create and publish similar content for each build. -

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