Tuesday, August 16, 2005

NASA Ames Library in Trouble

It seems the NASA Ames library is in jeopardy.
Despite multiple good faith attempts within the system to mitigate the damage of proposed Library cuts by numerous interested parties over the past few months, you implemented a policy of dumping large numbers of books behind building 202 without proper notice to employees or lower-level management and without adequate safeguards to protect this incredibly valuable asset for the Center, the Agency, and its employees. Many dumpsters filled with books have already been lost (see attached photo taken this Wednesday evening) and these books/journals were not all duplicates or available on line. Had the Union, the Chief Scientist, and other dedicated employees not intervened to halt this process, the plan was to eliminate most of the book collection.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised at this turn of events. NASA seems determined to totally remove all libraries from every Center. NASA got rid of most of the Johnson Space Center library because "everything is available on the internet." At least we at JSC were able to send materials to other NASA centers or to the Library of Congress, or a local college, though. HA HA -- like NASA doesn't need to do any research? Hello? Anyone remember Columbia???