Better late than never!

An Anonymous Patron writes The Times Of Malta: The issues raised in the editorial Time To Revamp Libraries (May 6) once again touched on the issue of reform in the libraries and archives sector. Without entering into the merits of the particular issues mentioned in that editorial, we would like to highlight and comment on one particular aspect.

The editorial proposed a mechanism to distinguish between the type of researcher in order to decide whether to provide him/her with original or surrogate records. It stated that “…it is surely time the library made a distinction between classes of readers, allowing those with good references to have access to originals when they request them”.”