May 22, 2022

Article: “UC Berkeley’s Libraries Next Chapter May Be Cuts”

From the SF Chronicle: Blame the decrepit state budget, inflation, a shift from paper to electronic research – or all three. But Berkeley has reduced its library spending by 12 percent since 2008, even as the University of Michigan, its main public competitor, has spent 24 percent more. Berkeley now spends about $50 million to […]

UC Berkeley: “Teams of Library Employees to Investigate Streamlining Measures”

From The Daily Californian: In a bid to improve UC Berkeley libraries while mitigating fiscal deficits, library administrators have tasked teams of employees with exploring ways to continue library services and expand digital access to information in a more streamlined way. After presenting the teams’ proposals to the Library Committee of the Berkeley Division of […]