New Zealand: debates over National Library’s book-culling decision

(14 Feb 2020)  Due to the limit of storage capacity, the National Library of New Zealand has decided to rehome 600,000 titles of its overseas published collections to libraries who are interested in taking them.

The decision has been announced in late 2019 which raised some debates between readers and librarians. Here are some of them –

The National Library cull of 600,000 books could be a disaster for researchers

What’s really at stake in book-culling decision

‘Weed in the dead of night’: A librarian shares the secrets of book-culling