After More than Two Years of Restoration, Finland’s National Library Reopens as Budget Cuts Hit Organization
From Yle News:
Finland’s National Library re-opened on Tuesday after a restoration that lasted more than two years. It’s now restored to its 1840s glory – and equipped with the latest technology including wireless internet.
The 170-year-old National Library is being hit by major budget cuts at the University of Helsinki, which owns the building.
“We’re threatened with cutting 50 jobs, which is far too many,” Library Director Kai Ekholm told Yle.
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