THREAT TO ABC LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVES Richard Broome’s Response

THREAT TO ABC LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVES

Richard Broome’s Response

An article in the Conversation recently outlined that the ABC is planning to axe librarians. President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Richard Broome has written a response to the Chair of the ABC Ita Buttrose, outlining his concern for the redundancies and realignments of staff connected with the ABC’s archive/library and on-going record keeping.

As the article in The Conversation states: “When information professionals do their jobs well, journalists and other researchers can readily find what they need and download material seamlessly… Without the librarians’ and archivists’ expertise to draw on, journalists will be hampered by less reliable and efficient metadata, wasting critical time for those working to deadline.”

The Conversation article can be accessed here

And the response from Richard Broome here