miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2008

EPA Libraries Coming Back

Greetings!
The Special Libraries Association's magazine, _Information_Outlook,_ has another two-page article, "EPA Libraries Coming Back," in its May 2008 issue. The article reflects on the EPA Libraries' report to Congress about their plan for the re-opening of libraries and reductions in services, collections, etc. across the EPA National Library Network. the remaining portion (a bit less than one-half the total length of the article) is a review of SLA's role and participation in providing counsel to the EPA on this issue.

There are no great revelations noted in the article. However, I do note that SLA really is promoting its work on this issue to its members, now including its involvements with the EPA request(s) for help and counsel in reviewing its digitization strategy and comments on the design or re-design of an EPA Library Network. SLA also notes its involvements and participation with GAO and the issuance of the GAO report. The article was written by the SLA Public Affairs office.

As of today (27 May), there is no online copy to which I can direct you.

The SLA site chronicling this issue is at:

http://www.sla.og/content/SLA/advocacy/EPA/epaupdate.cfm

Fred Stoss

Frederick W. Stoss, M.S. (zool/ecol), M.L.S.
Associate Librarian
(Biological and Environmental Sciences and Mathematics)
228-B Capen Hall
Science and Engineering Library
Arts & Sciences Libraries
University Libraries
University at Buffalo--SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14260-1672
716/645-2946 ext. 224 -- 716/645-3710 FAX
fstoss@buffalo.edu
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