UN library strives to create balance between books and digital world

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The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, opens the new reading room of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. UN Photo/Andita Listyarini

How can the United Nations ensure its historic library meets the demands of the digital age while still maintain its collection of books?

That's the question Mereani Vakasisikakala, Acting Chief of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at UN Headquarters in New York, has been battling with.

The library has been providing research and information services to support the participation of Member States at the UN since its inception in 1946.

Andita Listyarini spoke to Ms Vakasisikakala at the opening of a new reading room in the library, where bookshelves had been taken down.

Duration: 3'14"

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