From the Australian Financial Review:
Building two libraries, one physical and one digital, has become a crucial part the National Library of Australia collecting, preserving and sharing the country’s history.
It’s a job that has taken a delicate balancing act for Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, who will retire from the NLA this week after six years as director general.
“In any given week, there is the chance that we will be acquiring something from the 18th century, so the work of building Australia’s memory is work that can’t stop, because with a lot of the material we collect, if we don’t seek to acquire it when it is on offer, the chances of it coming back on offer are very rare,” Schwirtlich, tells AFR Weekend.
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