Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Budgets & Dollars Have Huge Impact on Libraries

A Hostile Environment for Documents: Why is the EPA's library being decimated? This article explores the tremendous negative impact of cutting $2 million of the $2.5 million budget for EPA libraries.

The EPA shutdowns depleted reference materials that might be indispensable in an emergency. In the EPA's library, for example, are at least 50,000 one-of-a-kind primary source documents.

The article is written by Glenn McGee, director of the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College, where he holds the John A. Balint Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics.

Click here to read the entire article (The Scientist, Magazine of the Life Sciences)

Related link: Environmental Protection Agency EPA Libraries & Repositories


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