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SLA Opposes the Closing of the Georgia Archives

Attention SLA-GA members:

On behalf of the entire organization, SLA has expressed its opposition on the Georgia Archives in an official letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The original post appeared on SLA’s blog on October 5 but we also reproduce the full text below.

Elisa Woods
SLA-GA Chapter President

SLA Opposes Budget Cuts that would Close Georgia Archives

In an October 4th letter, SLA strongly urged Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to reconsider budget cuts that would hinder public access to or close the Georgia Archives:

“SLA opposes the elimination, downsizing or diminution of information services at the Georgia Archives until a detailed plan is produced and vetted by qualified information and policy experts who understand the critical nature of maintaining valuable access to information for current and future users-government, businesses, researchers, and other individuals.”

Stating that citizens of Georgia rely upon Archive access to effectively conduct their work, SLA warned, “An extreme budget cut like this is short-sighted and will lead to increased costs for tax payers that are not apparent right now.”

Sign a petition opposing the budget cut here.

Read the full letter here (PDF).

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