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Tuesday, 2 September, 2014
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Tuggeranong Community Council
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Council's Annual General Meeting
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Making our country's story available
Erica Ryan, with some recent arrivals to the National Library of Australia.
Photo: Graham Tidy
There is an old-world smell in the rare-
book section of the National Library
The secured room is vast and
climate controlled, the shelves replete
with highly valued works of another
time in history.
For the library's manager of printed
Australiana, Erica Ryan, this is home.
A large part of her job is tracking
down rare books contained on the
library's public and secret wish lists.
These are the books that have slipped
through the library's net.
"It is all a bit of a detective story,''
Ms Ryan said. "We maintain the
desiderata list, a wish list basically of
things we know we don't have and that
we are keen to try and source copies
of. There is a public version of that,
but it is a bit of a balancing act I guess.
We don't broadcast everything that
we are looking for because we are
spending the public purse.''
The library carefully measures the
risk of putting the call out that they
want a book, with the risk that their
interest could radically inflate the
"A lot of what we do is reactive with
people coming to us with offers, but
like I said we've got that other list in
the background that we are slowly
chipping away at.'' In 2010 a
colleague of Ms Ryan's achieved a
career highlight after her 10-year
search ended with the library acquiring
a rare botanical book. The early 19th
century book was by Aime Jacques
Bonpland, botanist and gardener to
Napoleon's Empress Josephine. The
acquisition elicited a celebration
befitting the librarian sensibility.
They sat down and enjoyed a cup of
tea. "At the end of the day, it's all about
finding the books that tell Australia's
story, and making them freely
available to our readers,'' Ms Ryan
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2I feel heartened by the fact that
Canberrans generally care about
homelessness, which results in
widespread support for affordable
3And, after all, what's not to love
about Canberra -- it's got it all! Just
got to make sure all Canberrans get a
piece of the lovely pie!
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