Thank you, Madam Chair.
Ms. Lank, it's a delight for all of us from the Senate side to see you here as you're about to take on this new challenge. I want to assure our friends from the other place, as we call it, that we could not have made a better choice. The Prime Minister should be applauded for his selection of Ms. Lank as the person to be nominated for this distinguished position of parliamentary librarian. It's a very important role.
I have two quick questions. One is the question of copyright. I don't expect you will have an answer today, but I wanted to flag for you the fact that at a time when traditional media is dying for a lack of revenues, there is a lawsuit against the Library of Parliament for the breach of copyright. I would urge you to make it a priority that the Library get its house in order as it relates to copyright. We have people who generate copyright material who are making a pittance because of abuses of copyright, and I would urge the Library to be a leader in that field in observing copyright and protecting the works of our creative artists.
Second, we even hear it here in the local media. They're talking about a new library for the City of Ottawa, and there are people talking about how libraries are dead. Nobody uses them anymore. The Internet is the answer.
What's your take on the future role of the library and the many things beyond books that you do in the parliamentary library?