From the CBC:
Librarians and archivists at Laurentian University [located in Sudbury, Ontario] are concerned their budget is shrinking, after the school cut spending on staff and acquisitions by almost $200,000 in its most recent annual budget.
Laurentian’s board of governors recently approved the 2018-2019 budget, which sets spending on library staff and operations at $2,754,573, down from $2,804,295 the previous year.
“Historically … the library and archives have been seen as the heart of the university,” [Dan] Scott [chair of the library and archives], said. “So it certainly sends a message to us that we’re no longer seen as one of the core elements of the operating institution.”
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