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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

President Obama requests $242,605,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services

The current Newsletter for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections reports that President Obama has requested $242,605,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Susan Hildreth, director of IMLS is quoted saying "Rapid societal shifts are challenging museums and libraries to reinvent themselves. With this budget, IMLS is rigorously examining all of its grant programs, research and leadership initiatives to ensure that every dollar is helping libraries and museums meet this challenge in a world where the ability to access and use information is essential to competitiveness, IMLS must help frontline institutions use new technology, adapt services to meet the needs of today's information seekers, and work in partnership with a host of community organizations" SPNHC Newsletter, vol.25:1, 2011, pg.36.

For more information about the IMLS and their programs see

The current issue of the SPNHC Newsletter is available at the INHS library, call number, 508.075 Sp59.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Winter 2011 Access (NBII)

The winter 2011 issue of Access, the newsletter of the National Biological Information Infrastructure, is available <>.

*  ITIS Updates and Expands Its Coverage on Grasses
*  Latest Enhancements to Butterfly and Moth Site Net Sold Gains for USGS
*  Raptor Search Has A New Home!
*  The Inouye Database: An Interactive Bibliography of Pollination Publications
*  NBII Provides Leadership for Data Management Working Group

*  Invasive Species Toolbox – In Memoriam: Dr. Les Mehrhoff; IPANE Shares Its Training Manual Online; Explore and Provide Feedback on the Beta Version of the Alberta Risk Assessment Tool (RAT); Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States; Other Contributions in Memory of Les Mehrhoff
*  International Connections – Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS-USA) Passes 6.5 Million Records, Enables New Geospatial Data Tools