May 20, 2022

Major Cuts Proposed for Indiana State Library Budget, Remotely Accessible Databases and Genealogy Department Targeted

Word via Fred Moss on the Records Preservation and Access Committee Blog from the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

From the Blog Post:

With a more than $2 billion state budget surplus, the 2015 state budget proposed by the administration provides for  a 25% cut to the Indiana State Library’s funding.  This proposal specifically targets cuts against state-wide access to informational and educational databases and would eliminate the Genealogy Department.  It would reduce the Library staff by 10%.

Additional information and links in the complete blog post.

Analysis of Bill by Indiana State Librarian, Jacob Speer

The budget bill can be accessed here.


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