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And now back to another heritage concern
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Rich80105
2020-02-10 06:55:14 UTC
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While debate ran hot over RNZ Concert (and that has not finished), we
should be concerne about another departmental "proposed'decision -
that of culling our National Collection of books from overseas.
This article is a good summary:
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/02/10/1024336/whats-really-at-stake-in-book-culling-decision

Those who have deposited material may be aware that it can take years
to _accession_ some material; some books may be unrequested for many
years. But they do not all have to be immediately accessible; tehre is
no reason why parts of the overall collection cannot be housed in many
different buildings arund New Zealand, but it must be acknowledged
that storage of physical books does still cost money. There has been
neglect of many government departmentsovr the past decade, but hte
insidious subsuming of Archives, National Library and Turnbull into a
larger department that was then able to divert money for other
purposes (and whose management have too little knowledge of the
specialist areas they now control) has been known for some time.
Neglect under the previous government was almost expected; for the
current government to not even indicate that they are aware of the
issues and will address them when higher priorities permit is
disappointing. This is an area where the coalition government cannot
afford to do nothing; our reputation as an enlightened country that
values its history and our connections to the rest of the world is now
being damaged.
Mutlley
2020-02-10 20:25:38 UTC
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Post by Rich80105
While debate ran hot over RNZ Concert (and that has not finished), we
should be concerne about another departmental "proposed'decision -
that of culling our National Collection of books from overseas.
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/02/10/1024336/whats-really-at-stake-in-book-culling-decision
Those who have deposited material may be aware that it can take years
to _accession_ some material; some books may be unrequested for many
years. But they do not all have to be immediately accessible; tehre is
no reason why parts of the overall collection cannot be housed in many
different buildings arund New Zealand, but it must be acknowledged
that storage of physical books does still cost money. There has been
neglect of many government departmentsovr the past decade, but hte
insidious subsuming of Archives, National Library and Turnbull into a
larger department that was then able to divert money for other
purposes (and whose management have too little knowledge of the
specialist areas they now control) has been known for some time.
Neglect under the previous government was almost expected; for the
current government to not even indicate that they are aware of the
issues and will address them when higher priorities permit is
disappointing. This is an area where the coalition government cannot
afford to do nothing; our reputation as an enlightened country that
values its history and our connections to the rest of the world is now
being damaged.
Isn't it time you stopped blaming the previous government for
everything that has gone wrong under this government ??
JohnO
2020-02-10 20:41:13 UTC
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Post by Mutlley
Post by Rich80105
While debate ran hot over RNZ Concert (and that has not finished), we
should be concerne about another departmental "proposed'decision -
that of culling our National Collection of books from overseas.
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/02/10/1024336/whats-really-at-stake-in-book-culling-decision
Those who have deposited material may be aware that it can take years
to _accession_ some material; some books may be unrequested for many
years. But they do not all have to be immediately accessible; tehre is
no reason why parts of the overall collection cannot be housed in many
different buildings arund New Zealand, but it must be acknowledged
that storage of physical books does still cost money. There has been
neglect of many government departmentsovr the past decade, but hte
insidious subsuming of Archives, National Library and Turnbull into a
larger department that was then able to divert money for other
purposes (and whose management have too little knowledge of the
specialist areas they now control) has been known for some time.
Neglect under the previous government was almost expected; for the
current government to not even indicate that they are aware of the
issues and will address them when higher priorities permit is
disappointing. This is an area where the coalition government cannot
afford to do nothing; our reputation as an enlightened country that
values its history and our connections to the rest of the world is now
being damaged.
Isn't it time you stopped blaming the previous government for
everything that has gone wrong under this government ??
Come on Mutley - surely it is National's fault that Labour have failed to do most of the things they promised, despite having NINE LONG YEARS to think about it, and then mostly just implementing working groups and inquiries!
Rich80105
2020-02-11 01:21:04 UTC
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Post by Mutlley
Post by Rich80105
While debate ran hot over RNZ Concert (and that has not finished), we
should be concerne about another departmental "proposed'decision -
that of culling our National Collection of books from overseas.
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/02/10/1024336/whats-really-at-stake-in-book-culling-decision
Those who have deposited material may be aware that it can take years
to _accession_ some material; some books may be unrequested for many
years. But they do not all have to be immediately accessible; tehre is
no reason why parts of the overall collection cannot be housed in many
different buildings arund New Zealand, but it must be acknowledged
that storage of physical books does still cost money. There has been
neglect of many government departmentsovr the past decade, but hte
insidious subsuming of Archives, National Library and Turnbull into a
larger department that was then able to divert money for other
purposes (and whose management have too little knowledge of the
specialist areas they now control) has been known for some time.
Neglect under the previous government was almost expected; for the
current government to not even indicate that they are aware of the
issues and will address them when higher priorities permit is
disappointing. This is an area where the coalition government cannot
afford to do nothing; our reputation as an enlightened country that
values its history and our connections to the rest of the world is now
being damaged.
Isn't it time you stopped blaming the previous government for
everything that has gone wrong under this government ??
Oh I dont think everything is all the fault of the previous
government, Mutley!, and yes there are others who have no=t got things
quite right. See for example:
https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/muddled-thinking-about-rnz
John Bowes
2020-02-11 04:33:53 UTC
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Post by Rich80105
Post by Mutlley
Post by Rich80105
While debate ran hot over RNZ Concert (and that has not finished), we
should be concerne about another departmental "proposed'decision -
that of culling our National Collection of books from overseas.
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/02/10/1024336/whats-really-at-stake-in-book-culling-decision
Those who have deposited material may be aware that it can take years
to _accession_ some material; some books may be unrequested for many
years. But they do not all have to be immediately accessible; tehre is
no reason why parts of the overall collection cannot be housed in many
different buildings arund New Zealand, but it must be acknowledged
that storage of physical books does still cost money. There has been
neglect of many government departmentsovr the past decade, but hte
insidious subsuming of Archives, National Library and Turnbull into a
larger department that was then able to divert money for other
purposes (and whose management have too little knowledge of the
specialist areas they now control) has been known for some time.
Neglect under the previous government was almost expected; for the
current government to not even indicate that they are aware of the
issues and will address them when higher priorities permit is
disappointing. This is an area where the coalition government cannot
afford to do nothing; our reputation as an enlightened country that
values its history and our connections to the rest of the world is now
being damaged.
Isn't it time you stopped blaming the previous government for
everything that has gone wrong under this government ??
Oh I dont think everything is all the fault of the previous
government, Mutley!, and yes there are others who have no=t got things
https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/muddled-thinking-about-rnz
Did you have to use a Labour site to support your bullshit Rich? :)
George
2020-02-11 19:13:02 UTC
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On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:33:53 -0800 (PST)
Post by John Bowes
Did you have to use a Labour site to support your bullshit Rich? :)
For him to use anything else would get him the boot from his position
as chief labour party propagandist...
John Bowes
2020-02-12 05:30:38 UTC
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Post by George
On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:33:53 -0800 (PST)
Post by John Bowes
Did you have to use a Labour site to support your bullshit Rich? :)
For him to use anything else would get him the boot from his position
as chief labour party propagandist...
You mean he hasn't been given the boot and only continuing his campaign of disinformation and lies because of his lack of any comprehension skills?
George
2020-02-12 19:02:40 UTC
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On Tue, 11 Feb 2020 21:30:38 -0800 (PST)
Post by John Bowes
Post by George
On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:33:53 -0800 (PST)
Post by John Bowes
Did you have to use a Labour site to support your bullshit
Rich? :)
For him to use anything else would get him the boot from his
position as chief labour party propagandist...
You mean he hasn't been given the boot and only continuing his
campaign of disinformation and lies because of his lack of any
comprehension skills?
He fits right in with the other thickos that inhabit the left

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