Many of you will be aware of the National Library’s decision to dispose of up to 600,000 books that form part of the Overseas Published Collection. However recently the Library has said they are reconsidering its plans for the Overseas Published Collection. Some useful links are below for members you are interested in these ongoing discussions.
RNZ ‘National Library reconsiders book disposal plan’ link here
Stuff.co.nz ‘National Library hits pause on Internet Archive deal days before deadline’ link here
Book Guardians Aotearoa ‘National Library ‘reconsiders’ Internet Archive deal – what next?’ link here
Book Guardians Aotearoa ‘How Internet pirates do it’ link here
Books and Publishers ‘Publishers accuse Internet Archive of ‘stonewalling’ discovery’ link here
Writers Against NZ National Library Disposals Facebook Group link here