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Cuts to Canada’s National Science Library spark outcry


 

From Library Journal:

Library organizations in both Canada and the United States are protesting major cuts planned in the country’s national science library, known as NRC-CISTI, the acronyms for National Research Council and Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information.

A bland notice on the NRC-CISTI web site promises realignment of some resources and programs but doesn’t offer details. However, a letter from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) warns that CISTI’s budget would be “cut by 50 percent, with another 20 percent removed as spin-offs of cost-recovery programs.”


 
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