Tuesday, March 22, 2011

US Statistical Abstract on Chopping Block!

Edited from CJC-L ... Please excuse the cross postings.

The Census Bureau has had to put the US Statistical Abstract on the chopping block for 2012. This budget estimate is currently sitting at Congress. See University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center’s blog entry about it here, with links to the actual document: http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pscinfoserv/?p=1814.

Contact representatives in Congress to advocate that the Abstract be continued. (http://www.contactingthecongress.org/)

Please note that the County and City Data Book and the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book are also on the chopping block.

I hope that we as individuals and groups within ALA can work together to save this invaluable resource.

Liane Taylor
RUSA Reference Services Section Vice-Chair, 2010-2011
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Albert B. Alkek Library
Texas State University - San Marcos601 University Drive • San Marcos • TX • 78666
ltaylor@txstate.edu • 512.245.2643

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