United States Army Defends Decision to Close its Historic 57-Year-Old Space and Technical Library at Redstone Arsenal.
From the Associated Press:
The U.S. Army is defending a decision to close its historic 57-year-old space and technical library at Redstone Arsenal.
Army officials said it was a joint decision made by interested parties.
In a statement released this week, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, or AvMC, said the collection had become too big and expensive to maintain.
“The sheer size of the collection – approximately 450,000 items – demanded an increase in space requirements,” the statement said. But it added decreased funding and resources have made it untenable to continue managing the library.
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