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Roly Keating

Roly Keating is Chief Executive of the British Library. Prior to this, his roles included Controller of BBC2 , Controller of BBC Four and Director of Archive Content at the BBC,
What’s the point of a Library in the Digital Age?

What are the challenges and opportunities for libraries in the 21st century? Can they offer anything more than cafés with free Wi-Fi? Director of the British Library, Roly Keating, and Head of Collections at the National Library of Israel, Aviad Stollman, discuss vital issues including open access, provenance of collections, acquisition challenges, digital preservation, public engagement and the importance of libraries as civic hubs.