The US House of Representatives yesterday passed by voice vote HR 2887, temporarily extending current funding (the same since 2007) levels of SAFETEA-LU.
The bill would extend both the FAA authorization and the surface transportation authorization ahead for several months (FAA until the end of January, surface transportation for six months until the end of March).
It now goes to the Senate and we could see passage and signature by the President by the end of the week, according to some news sources.
We have three cataloging projects going on this year – Illinois, New Mexico and North Carolina are using pooled funds to get backlog materials cataloged and into their local systems and OCLC. These projects will have a big impact on local access for researchers and resource sharing among libraries.
Speaking of cataloging, have you voted in the poll below for a pooled fund subscription to Cataloger’s Desktop?
October it is! A few members have commitments in the first half, so I’ve selected the third week of October for possible meeting dates.
Please indicate your preferred dates below so we can line up some interesting programming for our half day web meeting. The poll will close on 9/9.
UPDATE 9/12/11: The poll has been re-opened. Please vote!
What is your availibility in October?
- Wednesday, Oct 19, 11am-3pm CDT (60%, 9 Votes)
- Tuesday, Oct. 18 11am-3pm CDT (33%, 5 Votes)
- Thursday, Oct 20, 11am-3pm CDT (7%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 15