Continued Backlash Against EPA Library Closings & The Digitization Award Goes to...
WASHINGTON - Concerned about the kinds of pollutants spilling into your local rivers and streams and how they could affect your health?
As the Environmental Protection Agency closes some scientific libraries around the country, EPA scientists and other environmental advocates worry whether that kind of information could become harder to find.
They fear that the agency's plan to save money by replacing printed resources with digitized versions on the Internet could make information less - not more - accessible. This information was reported by Boston Globe, Govexec.com and statesman.com .
Earth Times and Yahoo Finance report that the computer company SGI, SILICON GRAPHICS, IN (NasdaqCM:SGIC) has been chosen to digitize information previously stored in EPA libraries. Further research reveals that SGI filed for Chapter 11 in May of this year according to HPC Wire.