Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles



Tuesday, 31st August 2010

Newsweek: Closing the Books? (Public Library Funding)

Libraries across the U.S. are facing funding crises as they become the latest victims of the recession.

We've heard just about all of this before but we will add this article for our record.

From the Article:

A study by the Institute of Museum and Library Services released in June found a 20 percent increase in library use over the last decade. And because libraries are often the only source, or one of a very few, for free Internet access and job counseling, the trend is only increasing during the recession, the ALA says. Anecdotal evidence suggests greater numbers of job seekers using library computers to look for jobs, write résumés, and seek advice. There’s also research that suggests that libraries contribute significantly to the prosperity of their communities, offering up to 800 percent return on investment for taxpayer dollars in job creation, productivity, and personal incomes

Access the Complete Article

Source: Newsweek

See Also: From an ALA Summary

...libraries have expanded available technology resources and public demand has climbed, budget declines are leading libraries to close their doors more often and reduce the number of staff available to assist library patrons.


« All ResourceBlog Articles



FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »

FeedLatest FreePint Content:

  • Click to view the article Market Landscape - Media Monitoring
    Tuesday, 24th November 2015

    FreePint presents an overview of some key vendors in the media monitoring space. The table identifies key vendors and  products, a brief description of the platform, geographic scope and highlights any special  features, key use-cases and value. Products covered include Cision, Commetric, Factiva, Infomart, LexisNexis Publisher, Meltwater News, Newsdesk, NewsEdge, Nexis, and SinglePoint.

  • Click to view the article Detecting Latent Sales Opportunities via Sales Triggers
    Tuesday, 24th November 2015

    Competitive and sales intelligence expert Michael Levy highlights how using subscription information services coupled with information from social media and other sources is essential to allow sales reps to identify companies in flux and with emerging demand. He identifies how vendors such as Avention, BvD Mint, Hoover's, InsideView, and Owler help identify emerging opportunities and prospects.

  • Click to view the article Options for Authentication - Which Approach Does What?
    Tuesday, 24th November 2015

    User authentication is one of the most challenging aspects of information access and delivery. In a recent FreePint webinar Isabelle Garcia, library manager at Qualcomm, outlined the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to authentication, including single sign-on, IP authentication as well as other popular tools such as EZproxy. Sophie Alexander extracts practical next steps and need-to-know information in her article.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »

A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.

FreePint Testimonials

"We have enjoyed immensely working with FreePint's consulting team. Their broad experience and practical hands-on approach to strategic ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »




Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »


All Archives »