Changes at NRC and CISTI

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Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University


From: Canadian Medical Libraries List [mailto:CANMEDLIB@CLIFFY.UCS.MUN.CA] On Behalf Of Dianne Kharouba
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:04 AM
Subject: [CANMEDLIB] NRC cuts include CISTI

As part of a federal government program review, serious cuts are being planned for NRC.

The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that “the National Research Council is conducting a major review that will eliminate three research groups, downsize another, and cost up to 300 jobs.”

“The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), the country’s national science library and leading publisher of scientific information would be streamlined into a smaller unit. The Research Press, the publishing arm of CISTI could be turned into a private company.”


Dianne Kharouba
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