Vestlandsforsking has been asked by the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities to evaluate the IT project LivsIT. LivsIT is a project aiming to improve access to public information on the Internet. This will be achieved by using meta data. A pilot based on the LivsIT concept is implemented in 5-6 municipalities and will be the base of the evaluation. Vestlandsforsking will further look at economic aspects of using LivsIT, through cost/benefit analysis, and will also evaluate the technical solution proposed in LivsIT. A "best practiceW handbook in how to implement LivsIT in municipalities will also be part of the project.