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Though the end of print has long been predicted, many library professionals and clients maintain a dedication to physical books. COVID-19, and the associated closure of many physical libraries, has refocused our attention to digital collections and the necessity of both print and digital in ensuring equitable access to information.
- Physical or digital, do you have a preference? If so, why? Does it differ for different resource types?
- Has the composition of physical and digital material in your library’s collections changed due to COVID? How?
- Accessibility is vitally important to a library’s collection. What considerations should be made in regards to physical and digital resources?
- Do you think libraries should have both physical and digital formats for all resource types? Is there a type of resource where one format is more suitable?
- Budget-wise, things are likely to be getting tough for libraries. How can libraries financially sustain a model of providing both physical and digital collections?
So, join us for #AusLibChat on the 6th October. And, remember daylight savings will be introduced the weekend prior, so take note of the updated times!