Report: “National Library of Medicine May Receive Funding Boost”
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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About Gary Price
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.