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State of America's Libraries

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on Friday, June 12, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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The value of America's libraries continued to grow in 2008, as people looked for cost-effective resources, according to ALA's State of America's Libraries report, released April 13, 2009. However, public library funding didn't keep pace with use. There are many other key findings in the report. The full text is available at http://www.ala.org/2009state. ...

Update on Federal Broadband Funding

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on Sunday, May 24, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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From May 21, 2009 issue of Channel Weekly:The Department of Public Instruction has provided a website (http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/arrabbfunding.html) with information on the $7.2 billion in federal broadband funding. The following are some recent updates.1) The state Department of Administration (DOA) and the UW System will likely submit large grant proposals that have a statewide or regional impact. The DOA proposal is centered on bringing fiber cable to all school districts and public libraries that are on the BadgerNet network and currently do not have fiber. This will total about 420 sites. The UW System proposal centers on developing Community Area Networks (CANs), which can include schools and libraries. More information on these two proposals is at http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/pdf/arrabbproposals.pdf.2) The DPI's Broadband Funding FAQ has been updated and is at http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/pdf/arrabbfaq.pdf.3) State superintendent Burmaster has sent a letter to the Governor's Office for Recovery and Reinvestment supporting a State priority to use the federal...