see also acquiring/removing, amateuring, including/excluding
The digital collection is formed from individual uploads made by readers who care to share. Uploading takes time---a precious commodity for many readers---and each upload is a deliberate action, not an afterthought. Fostering a culture of uploading requires a decentralised network of readers, and likewise, librarians. A different notion of librarianship is required; the librarian is not the central hub of access to knowledge, but each reader should be a librarian, with the ability to produce, recommend and request texts from others.
Image: Quote from Why and How to Become an Amateur Librarian by Marcell Mars, Manar Zarroug and Tomislav Medak, available at Memory of the World’s blog