“I’d like to see the continuation of the digitalisation and making it available to the public,” Mr [Ryan] Stokes told reporters gathered in the library’s foyer.
“Enhancing digital access is a great opportunity for the library, and I think looking at projects like that when you see faster accessibility of data, there’s great opportunity,” he said.
The imposing NLA building was “phenomenal,” said Mr Stokes, declaring his great admiration for the vision of others who had the foresight to build the dramatic architecture.
The library’s reading room, where people could access material to read, would go hand-in-hand with the ever-changing digital landscape, he said.
Mr Stokes said people would access their reading material, including newspapers, in a variety of different ways.
“They’ll read them across multiple areas, even online,” said Mr Stokes, an executive of his father’s company which owns The West Australian newspaper.
“I’m a believer in print, I believe there’s still a part of the community that likes to engage with print.”
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