Sunday, March 6, 2011

Budget woes sink marine archive

Oceanographic library could be a casualty of California's $25-billion deficit.

Erika Check Hayden 

The fiscal crisis at the University of California looks set to engulf the world's largest collection of research materials focused on marine sciences.

On 11 February, Brian Schottlaender, librarian at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), proposed closing the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, along with four other libraries affiliated with UCSD, including the Medical Center Library and the Science & Engineering Library.

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