November 29, 2020

SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical" Abstract Program

From an SLA Public Policy Blog Post by Doug Newcomb:

SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program On 11 April 2011, SLA, AALL, and MLA sent letters to the U.S. Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies’ members opposing the proposed elimination of funding for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program included in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request to Congress.

The authoritative and comprehensive Statistical Abstract of the United States  has been published every year since 1878. It brings together data from 300 sources, including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, various non-profit organizations, private sector organizations, and more. The abstract is a popular research guide relied on heavily by businesses, researchers, students and others looking for information on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Last year alone, the Statistical Abstract Program’s Web site received over 1.5 million unique hits.

Read letter to Senator Barbara Mikulski and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

Read letter to Representative Frank Wolf and Representative Chaka Fattah

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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