Medical Libraries: “Congress Boosts National Library of Medicine Funding” (FY 2016)
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 increases the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) funding approximately 3.36 percent above Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The legislation provides NLM with $394,664,000 for FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016).
For the first time, Congress has appropriated $44.5 million in direct funds to support implementation of the public access policy, genome-wide association studies, and other NLM initiatives. Previously, this funding was transferred to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) from other NIH Institutes.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.