January 23, 2022

“Soon-to-be Director of the National Library of Australia Marie-Louise Ayres is Already an Old Hand”

From The Canberra Times:

Ms Ayres will take over the helm from Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, who is retiring in March 2017 after six years in the job.

She said that over 14 years, she had negotiated the divide between the library’s physical and digital collections, from being head of manuscripts to leading the library’s digital archive Trove.

“My career has been almost evenly split between working with physical collections, especially archival collections, and they’re messy and difficult to deal with, and the kind of digital delivery and online services,” she said.

“So for me, that absolute nexus between the physical and the digital library is, I think, the thing that I can really bring to the job.”

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