Thursday, August 06, 2009

Interview with Dr. Sohair Wastawy is Chief Librarian for the New Library of Alexandria, Egypt.

This interview with Dr. Sohair Wastawy, Chief Librarian for the New Library of Alexandria (Egypt) touches on many topics including the new Library of Alexandria, public libraries, skills needed to be a librarian, ebooks, digitization and more. I like this quote:
We live in the midst of an information revolution and the digitization of a nation’s literary and scientific works, as well as its tangible and intangible heritage, is very important. Because libraries offer more than books, they will continue to be needed. Not everyone owns a computer or has access to the internet. For those who don’t have access to these technologies, libraries will remain an important source of information.

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