January 27, 2022

National Libraries: “National Library of Australia Building Two Libraries to Capture Past, Present and Future”

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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See Also:  “Soon-to-be Director of the National Library of Australia Marie-Louise Ayres is Already an Old Hand” (December 8, 2016)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.