Brown’s proposed CA budget eliminates library funding

Californa Governor’s proposed budget includes eliminating state funding for libraries. Now, library funding is a complex thing so this is a different sort of animal than saying “Let’s close all the libraries!” but it’s still not only a blow for CA’s libraries but could also endanger other federal funding which is predicated on matching what the state already offers. The California Library Association has posted a response to Brown on their website.

UC’s polite Nature Publishing Group boycott request

The Awl reports:

Dear Members of the UCLA Faculty,

Please see the attached document regarding a possible boycott of Nature Publishing Group journals by UC faculty. We urge you to read this important update, which has been jointly prepared by the University Libraries and the University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication. Please contact me directly with your comments and concerns.

Sincerely,
Gary E. Strong
UCLA University Librarian

[via the infodiva]

status of libraries, museum and archives in affected fire areas of California

The California State Archivist reports on the status of archives, museums in affected fire areas in California via the California State Library Blog. [thanks anarchivist]