EPA library closings

Today NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow included a segment on the US Environmental Protection Agency plans to close the library at its Washington headquarters on October 1, with materials currently available to staff and the public being boxed up for possible later digitization. Leaked budget documents say that similar “deaccessioning procedures” may be on tap for regional libraries in Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City. Discussion focussed on the plan, and why some scientists and policymakers are questioning its wisdom.
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