New Chairman of National Library of Australia Council Says Organization Has Solid Strategic Direction
“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.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.