For the record

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

Over two decades, right across the Com­mon­wealth and state pub­lic ser­vices, se­nior ex­ec­u­tives in the mind­less grip of the dig­i­tal delu­sion have abol­ished the po­si­tions of records man­agers and li­brar­i­ans, and dis­posed of their in­cum­bents as sur­plus to re­quire­ments. The iron­i­cally named Depart­ment of Prime Min­is­ter and Cab­i­net is just the first to have this ruth­less pol­icy back­fire pub­licly (Paul Bon­giorno, “The left-be­hind so­ci­ety”, Fe­bru­ary 3–9). Ironic, too, that the ABC is cur­rently culling its li­braries and sound archives and dis­pos­ing of its li­brar­i­ans.

– Gayle Davies, North Syd­ney, NSW

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