International Library Update: Recommendation Made to Close German National Library of Medicine (ZB Med); OA Update From China, Scotland Public Library Funding
1. Recommendation Made to Close German National Library of Medicine (ZB Med)
From a ZB Med Announcement:
The announcement that the Leibniz Association Senate has recommended terminating government and state funding for ZB MED – Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences has been met with shock and dismay. The news came in a press release issued by the Leibniz Association [English translation via Google Translate].
The justification for the decision is that ZB MED has not made sufficient progress toward tailoring its services to wide-ranging changes in the specialist information sector – even though it has clearly been successful in some areas.
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