Thursday, April 24, 2003According to this Detroit News Story, the University of Michigan's Internet Public Library, which recieves over 12 million hits a month, may be a victim of budget cuts. According to the article: "Since the grant money ran out, the library has been funded with general fund money, a source they will not be able to continue tapping. Other funding alternatives have fallen through. The library can't tax users or solicit revenue through advertising." And this from Maurita Holland director of academic outreach at the School of Information: "We want to remain operational, but if we can't find the funding, our lights will go out." The website costs about $30,000 to run each year.
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