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Mamie Anthoine Ney <[log in to unmask]>
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Mamie Anthoine Ney <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 27 May 2023 05:27:37 -0400
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I concur. I know it's a tough decision, but I think it's best.


On Fri, May 26, 2023, 1:05 PM Fisher, Lori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> As many of you are aware, the Maine State Library pays for a number of
> databases that became available through the Bendable Maine platform in
> August 2022. Some of these databases are set to expire in June 2023, and
> unfortunately MSL will not be able to renew them at this time.  The state's
> biennium budget is not finalized, and we do not know for sure if MSL will
> receive the additional $250,000 in e-content monies we have asked for in
> the budget for both FY24 and FY25 to support Bendable Maine databases and
> Digital Maine additional e-content.  The following Bendable Maine databases
> will not be renewed at this time:
> Penn Foster (content still available but for a fee)
> Brainfuse
> Cell-Ed
> GetSetUp (content still available but for a fee)
> Skillshare
> The combined cost of these six database packages for FY23 was over
> $126,000. MSL does not have the extra funds in our flat FY24 budget to
> cover these costs without a budget increase.
> Please let me know if you have questions, and reach out with any feedback
> or comments.
> Lori
> Lori A. Fisher, State Librarian
> Maine State Library
> 64 State House Station (mailing)
> 242 State Street (physical)
> Augusta, ME 04330
> (207) 287-5604