May 19, 2022

New Grant Subsidizes Access to Library Resources for Michigan Entrepreneurs

From MLibrary News:

A new grant will enable Michigan entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to more readily obtain critical information from journals, conference proceedings, books, and other research library holdings at greatly reduced prices.

Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) and Michigan Information Transfer Source (MITS) have teamed up to provide standard articles or book loans to eligible Michigan small businesses for a fee of just $15.00 each. Any costs beyond this nominal fee, including royalties and shipping, are covered for registered participants.

MITS, a service of the University of Michigan’s MLibrary Document Delivery, delivers articles and books from the U-M Library’s research collections to clients not affiliated with the university. MITS has been serving both corporations and individuals for more than 30 years.

“Our clients love our service,” says Anne Beaubien, director of MLibrary Document Delivery. “But some small businesses and startups find the royalties and shipping costs prohibitive.” She adds that the new grant will help small businesses in Michigan grow by allowing them to tap into the collections of several of the state’s great research libraries for the latest development related to their industries.

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