Libraries and Their Role in the Digital Economy

Public Libraries Australia Chair, Ross Duncan recently presented a paper on Libraries and their role in the digital economy to theNational Economic Development Conference held in Adelaide (4-5 October 2011). This presentation raised both the profile and relevance of publiclibraries to Australia’s economic development, especially in the context of the NBN rollout. A PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation isavailable from the home page of the Public Libraries Australia website ( or via the following link: