May 9, 2021

Southport, CT: Pequot Library Has 100% of Their Public Funding Cut, Might Be Forced to Close

From News 12 Connecticut: The head of the Pequot Library says the historic landmark could soon be forced to shut down. Town officials voted 5-4 last night [Tuesday] to cut 100 percent of the library’s annual $350,000 grant, which amounts to about one-third of its funding. Library officials say the rest is raised privately, but there’s […]

NYC Budget Restores Almost All Library Funding

Nice! From the NY Public Library (Full Text): The New York City budget for Fiscal Year 2012 was approved on Wednesday, June 29, and the City restored $36.7 million of the proposed $40 million cut for the New York Public Library. Below is a statement atttributed to New York Public Library Public Relations Director Angela Montefinise about this restoration: “When it comes to […]

New Report From Strategic Content Alliance/Ithaka S+R: "Funding for Sustainability: 'How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources'"

Title: “Funding for Sustainability: How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources. Authors: Nancy L. Maron and Matthew Loy From News Release: Ithaka S+R, funded by the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), released today “Funding for Sustainability: How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources.” This report, written by Nancy L. Maron and […]

Video: Librarian of Congress James Billington Discusses LC's 2012 Budget Request With House Appropriations Committee

Several political pundits have said the debate and politicking over the 2012 Federal Budget will make what the events surrounding the 2011 budget seem somewhat tame. In this video (via C-SPAN; 103 minutes),  you can watch Librarian of Congress, James Billington, discuss the Library of Congress 2012 budget request with the House Appropriations Committee. It’s […]