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Urgent Notice – NJKI Resources

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Effective July 1, 2008, academic libraries will no longer receive the subsidized databases from the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative (NJKI) funded by the New Jersey State Library (NJSL). Unfortunately, this also includes access to EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, which has been funded until now by the NJSL. We understand the magnitude and impact this news has during what is already a fiscally difficult time.

There is a possibility that funding will be forthcoming to subsidize costs for Academic Search Premier and Reference USA, but we need to prepare for the worst.

More NJKI News

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I think everyone is aware that the Library had to make several database cuts when funding for NJKI ended. There is some good news. Other offices in the university — CTLT (the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology) and OIRT (Office of Information Resources Technology) — have chipped in, and the Library dug a little deeper in its own budget, thus we will be able to continue our subscriptions to Nature and Business Source Premier until the end of June.

NJKI Update

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As previously reported on this blog, NJKI funding for the last four months of this fiscal year has been in doubt. The message below indicates that efforts to restore the $1 million needed to continue database access until July 1, 2008 have unfortunately failed. VALE has made available to institutions the option of paying for any or all of the NJKI databases for the coming four months, in order to maintain access. With input from library staff and others, the University Librarian, Dr. Marcum has authorized continuation of some of the NJKI databases.

The following message was sent on behalf of the NJKI Task Force by Kathleen Peiffer, Associate State Librarian for Library Development

Although we are very sensitive to other cuts being made in the Governor’s ’09 budget, we thought you would like to know what is happening to the funding for the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative: Read the rest of this entry »

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