January 19, 2022

Report: “National Library of Medicine May Receive Funding Boost”

From Capitol Health Call/JAMA:

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently recommended that the National Library of Medicine (NLM) should receive a substantial increase in funding in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The bill that the committee sent to the Senate floor to fund the Department of Health and Human Services would give the NLM $16.5 million more than the FY 2016 allotment of $395.7 million, with the proviso that $4 million of the increase be spent on upgrading information systems. The House’s bill is slightly less generous, but still gives the NLM an increase of 2%.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.