University libraries: 10 global portraits

The Guardian, 7 August 2013, Library Futures, has interviews with library chiefs worldwide on the challenges they face. Three of the 10 are in the Asia Pacific Region.

Tama Art University Library, Japan, was designed by Toyo Ito, winner of the 2103 Pritzker Prize. Its director, Hidemi Kondo, says it inspires and challenges in equal measure. Japan: Hachioji library, Tama Art University Library

Finding information is not the problem, says Choy Fatt Cheong of Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore. Libraries are now taking the lead on how to communicate it. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University Library

With 97 percent of its research downloads from outside Australia, the Queensland University of Technology Library’s open access expertise is invaluable, says Judy Stokker, Library Director. Australia: Queensland University of Technology Library

Link to the story and the ten interviews here.