The National Library is halfway through a project to review and rehome 600,000 books from its overseas published collections. Below are answers to some questions we’ve been asked a number of times during the project.
(28 Sept 2020) Bill Macnaught, New Zealand’s National Librarian, answers to some frequently asked questions to the hotly debated project of National Library of New Zealand on rehoming 600,000 books from its oversea published collections, such as:
- Will researchers in New Zealand be able to get books on subjects other than New Zealand?
- Will New Zealand children be able to learn about the rest of the world?
- How important are these books for researchers?
- Is the National Library carrying out wholesale destruction of these books?
- Will the knowledge contained in these books disappear forever?
The post in full is here.