$51 Billion in funding in MAP-21 will expire in 2014. What comes next?

AASHTO | Nation at a Crossroads.

 

We’ve been talking about this for a while. OCLC calls this “collective collections”:

…the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, and “above-the-institution” management strategies.

OCLC Research work analyzing system-wide print library services and collections documented in new report.

 

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ASCE’s Failure to Act economic report series shows that with an additional investment of $157 billion a year between now and 2020, the U.S. can eliminate drag on economic growth and protect:

  • $3.1 trillion in GDP, almost the equivalent of Germany’s entire GDP
  • $1.1 trillion in U.S. trade value, equivalent to Mexico’s GDP
  • 3.5 million jobs, more than the jobs created in the U.S. over the previous 22 months
  • $2.4 trillion in consumer spending, comparable to Brazil’s GDP
  • $3,100 in annual personal disposable income

 

To download the full report, Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future, please click here.

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