Report: Libraries in Australia Booming in Digital Age
From The Straits Times:
According to data published by The Sydney Morning Herald, about 7.6 million people visited Australian libraries in the 12 months to July last year – or almost a third of the population. Three-quarters of these people visited at least four times in the year. In comparison, 6.7 million people toured museums and 6.3 million visited art galleries.
In Sydney, there has been a “libraries boom” – as the media has dubbed it – which has included several new libraries being built in suburbs with fast-growing residential populations.
In August, the inner-city suburb of Marrickville opened a new A$40 million library on the site of an old hospital. It includes an outdoor garden, a cafe and event room.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.