Thursday, January 03, 2008

EPA libraries have been told to restore services by Congress. Jessymyn West posted a story on her blog about this yesterday: . She also links to a press release at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility site: .

To quote Ms. West, who echoes many (I hope) citizens' feelings about the whole episode: "I don’t know about you but I find this so upsetting. Not that someone could be so shortsighted as to think you could close a bunch of libraries with practically unique information and replace them with a (shoddy, sorry) database, but that the whole idea of closing a LIBRARY isn’t seen as a last-ditch thing you only do when you need to, I don’t know, burn the books for fuel to keep from freezing to death."

Previous posts to the User Education blog about the EPA libraries: .

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