The ABC has announced a proposal to remove 58 specialist librarian positions and replace them with 30 new roles at the ABC Archives. According to the ABC, the proposed changes are the result of extensive digitisation of the ABC Archive collection and the introduction of new tools and systems which enables different, more efficient work practices.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) CEO, Cathie Warburton, says, “The outpouring of public dismay from senior journalists at the ABC following this announcement is testament to how essential archivists and librarians are to quality journalism.
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