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From: "GREY FOX" <>
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Fwd: FW: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 07:50:35 -0500
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Please unsub me from this list. I was under the impression it was for
Genealogy...............
GREY FOX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Francis Killian" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Fwd: FW: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??


> Cut! Cut! Cut! I can not afford the taxes, So Cut! Cut! Cut! No free rides
> Cut! Cut! Cut! You want something, Go to work and pay for it Cut! Cut!
Cut!
> You figure out why we can not pay for the things we need with out Big
> Brother's helping hand. Get a life. Oh yes and be sure to vote for the
> status quo. Cut! Cut! Cut!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerald Gieger" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 10:39 PM
> Subject: [GA-Roots] Fwd: FW: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??
>
>
> > How many of you Cousins who have Florida Roots aware of this????
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alvie L. Davidson CGRS [mailto:]
> > Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 7:35 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??
> >
> > TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush warned voters for months that a
> constitutional
> > amendment to reduce class sizes would be exorbitantly expensive. On
> Tuesday,
> > he named his price.
> >
> > The Republican's proposed state budget for 2003-04 would require
hundreds
> of
> > millions of dollars in spending cuts for universities, juvenile crime
> > prevention and health care for the poor. University tuition would rise
> by
> > up to 12.5 percent. The governor proposes closing the state library,
> which
> > would save $3-million and eliminate 41 jobs. One proposal is to transfer
> the
> > library and its extensive collection of state historical materials to
> > Florida State University, which wants the prestigious archive.
> >
> > Bush's spending proposal for next year faces exhaustive review by
> lawmakers,
> > including Senate hearings aimed at generating public opposition to his
> plan
> >
> >
> >
> > The full article can be found at:
> >
> > http://www.sptimes.com/2003/01/22/State/Bush__Tough_times
> >
> >
> >
> > Gloria Colvin, Florida Library Association Communications Coordinator,
> > provided us with additional information. She says: I have verified the
> > following with the Secretary of State's Press Office.
> >
> > While details are still emerging, it is clear that under the Governor's
> > budget plan the Division of Library and Information Services would be
> > eliminated. Parts of the Division would be retained and moved from the
> > Department of State to other state agencies. The Library Development
arm,
> > which administers the federal LSTA program and State Aid to Libraries,
is
> > slated to be incorporated into a newly formed "Department of State and
> > Community Partnerships." The state archives will be moved to the
> Department
> > of Environmental Protection, and the records management function will
move
> > to the Department of Management Services. The library itself, which
> > provides library services to state agencies, libraries throughout the
> state,
> > and the general public and manages the State Documents Program, would be
> > eliminated all together with its collections dispersed.
> >
> > What does this mean to Florida genealogists? As George Miller, Florida
> State
> > Genealogical Society board member, has said:
> >
> > We need to obtain as many facts as possible so as to evaluate the full
> > impact of this announcement to genealogists, particularly as pertains to
> the
> > state historical records and the Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate
> > Program records we have placed with the State Archives. That will help
us
> > determine the 'next steps.'
> >
> > On obtaining a full understanding of the issues, we may communicate with
> the
> > FGS/NGS Records Preservation and Access Committee (RP&AC) and request
> > assistance and guidance. We could use some guidance on how to make sure
> that
> > materials are preserved in the 'right' environment(s) and remain
> accessible
> > to all citizens.
> >
> > If the collections are to be dispersed, the Librarians Serving
> Genealogists
> > (LSG) organization should call a meeting of the library decision
makers --
> > perhaps the heads of the major genealogical library collections -- and
> > determine if there is any way to obtain the archival records that are of
> > genealogical significance and find a home for them. A good case could
> > probably be constructed in favor of placing these types of records in a
> > place where they can be accessed and used.
> >
> > Alvie L. Davidson CGRS
> > Lakeland, Florida
> > http://www.floridadetective.net
> > "Keep smiling and keep 'em guessing what you are up to!"
> >
> >
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