Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Minister Supports Library Week September 8-14 2002

6 September 2002

Minister Supports Library Week September 8-14 2002

National Library Minister Marian Hobbs is challenging libraries to ensure community information needs are being met in the face of growing and rapidly changing information resources and technology.

The challenge is reflected in the theme of this year's Library Week – "Get it Right @ your library". The week is sponsored by LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa and runs from September 8 to 14.

"Increasingly the term 'hybrid library' is used to describe libraries of the 21st century because of the need to remain relevant to their users and manage the variety of information formats they collect along with the paper format," Marian Hobbs said. "The path between the conventional and the digital library, where paper-based and electronic information resources are used and accessed by users, invites different approaches that libraries must consider and practise to deliver their services.

"The development of digital collections poses opportunities for libraries to work collaboratively on many fronts. The challenge for librarians is to build or strengthen the collegial relationships that enhance access to information held within the various libraries in New Zealand.

"The access to information resources offered by a 'hybrid library' is greater now than before. However, it is important to be aware that for some communities, access to appropriate technology is still an issue. Therefore, traditional forms of information resources and access still play a vital role in all communities. Libraries have a large contribution to make to the goal of a knowledge society that aims to include all New Zealanders.

"Users of libraries are becoming increasingly sophisticated and their expectations of library services have changed. The Library Week theme gives libraries an excellent focus for celebrating the many benefits they provide as well as looking for innovative ways to maintain their relevance to their users."

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fate Of Julian Assange


Has swapping Scott Morrison for Anthony Albanese made any discernible difference to Australia’s relations with the US, China, the Pacific and New Zealand? Not so far. For example: Albanese has asked for more time to “consider” his response to New Zealand’s long running complaints about the so called “501” deportations back to this country. Really? He needs more time to figure out a response? OK, but the clock is ticking.
The Julian Assange situation is a lot more urgent. Assange’s deportation to the United States has now been okayed by the British courts and also - crucially – by its government. At any moment, Assange could be on a plane and headed for a US prison. He is facing the prospect of 175 years in jail...
More>>



 
 


Parliament: Grounds Fully Reopened

Parliament’s grounds have been fully reopened today at a ceremony and community event with mana whenua, members of the public, and representatives of Parliament... More>>


Chris Hipkins: Statement On Charlotte Bellis

On 31 January I released a statement regarding Charlotte Bellis and her MIQ application. I stated that emergency allocation criteria includes a requirement to travel to New Zealand within the next 14 days... More>>



Government: Prime Minister To Travel To Europe And Australia

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to travel to Europe and Australia for a range of trade, tourism and foreign policy events... More>>

ALSO:



National: Goodfellow To Retire As Party President
Peter Goodfellow today announced he will not seek re-election as President of the National Party at its Annual Conference. Mr Goodfellow will remain as a director on the board for one final term to assist in the transition... More>>

Police: Parliament Occupation Investigators Seek Public Assistance
Police investigating criminal activity on the final day of the occupation at Parliament grounds earlier this year are appealing for the public’s help to identify 15 people... More>>

World Vision: New Zealand Urged To Meet Quota As New Report Finds Hunger, Violence, And Death Rates Increase For Refugees
World Vision is calling for New Zealand to work harder to meet its refugee quota in the wake of a new report which shows that life has deteriorated significantly in the past two years for refugees in 11 hard-hit countries... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels