News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

National Library Collection Management


MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release
Wednesday 7 July 1999


The National Library is very concerned at recent statements regarding the disposal of books and other items from National Library collections.

The disposal was determined by criteria set by a Collection Policy for the Library. This policy was published in 1996, following wide consultation with the New Zealand library and information community.

The books were non-New Zealand items, more than 20 years old and had not been requested or accessed in the last decade. External academic and library community specialists reviewed the items that were initially recommended for disposal.

The items for disposal were offered, at no charge, to all other New Zealand libraries. A tender process was then followed to dispose of any items still remaining.

The Library has no immediate plans for further tendering. It is incorrect to say that books are ready to go out.

The National Library's procedures and policies for collection management are strict and thorough, involving very clear criteria and independent review. Current rumours suggesting that the Library is thoughtlessly disposing of priceless collections are totally untrue.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

More Large Birds: Giant Fossil Penguin Find In Waipara

The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis, a monster penguin from the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna. These include the world’s largest parrot, a giant eagle, giant burrowing bat, the moa and other giant penguins. More>>

Wellington: Little Blue Penguins Near Station Again

There have been more sightings of penguins near Wellington Railway Station on Sunday night, this time waddling into a parking building above a burger restaurant. More>>

ALSO:

Heracles inexpectatus: Giant Ex-Parrot Discovered

“New Zealand is well known for its giant birds. Not only moa dominated avifaunas, but giant geese and adzebills shared the forest floor, while a giant eagle ruled the skies. But until now, no-one has ever found an extinct giant parrot – anywhere.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Sam Brooks' Burn Her Sets Circa Theatre Ablaze

Burn Her is engaging, witty, and exceptionally sharp, with every line of dialogue inserted for a reason and perfectly delivered by the two leads, who manage to command their space without competing against each other. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland