Library directors from around the state gathered in Austin Sept. 26-27 to plan for the changes that many Texas libraries will face beginning next fiscal year due to the loss of more than 80 percent of the funding that grants members access to electronic databases.
The $8 million provided by a biennial grant through TexShare, a service of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, has been reduced to approximately $1.5 million under the Texas Legislature’s House Bill 1.
Passed in May, the bill will instate the budget cuts beginning in the 2012-13 fiscal year, scaling back database access for 667 higher education, medical and public libraries.
Houston Baptist University: Library Likely to Lose 80 Percent of Database Funds
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