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On Sat, 25 Mar 2006, steven c wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
> > However, with libraries, it seems that the unique and special don't
> > produce the use numbers and hence those unique materials crumble. They
> > seem to ignore where their future might likely be...or so it seems to me.
> >
> Consider, also, the fact that many of these institutions have to depend
> on today's neo-populist governments for funding...with voters who believe
> in tax cuts above all else...

Absolutely...so where does that leave us...I believe it leaves us with
downsizing libraries and seeking alternative modalities for the delivery
of information.

Karl