Interesting to hear how they deal with open access and to get information about their digitisation projects.
As soon as something is digitised, the physical piece is only retrieved for research into its material aspects.
Els, who has “a great heart for old prints”, had a question about that. “Is it really necessary to protect documents that are in good condition and that are not frequently requested from users so strictly after digitisation? Do we not run the risk of a heritage library becoming a mere preservation library in the long term, whose existence is called into question by financiers? Because:' everything' that she possesses is digitized and can be consulted online (which of course also has advantages).”
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With contributions from Colette, Delphine, Dirk, Dominique, Edward, Els, Frédéric, Geert G., Klaar & co, Luc, Mariël, Marthe, Maya, Mikko, ...