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Information Access Alliance Letter to Commission of European Communities Regarding Cinven and Candover Purchase of BertelsmannSpringer

Bertelsmann AG recently announced its intent to sell BertelsmannSpringer, a publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals, to Cinven and Candover, a partnership of UK-based private equity firms. We are writing to you on behalf of the Information Access Alliance, a coalition of six leading library organizations in North America that serve institutions engaged in research, education, law, and health care. We are deeply concerned that this development in the global STM market will lead to a further reduction in access to critical research information worldwide. We urge the European Commission, as we have urged the U.S. Department of Justice, to challenge the proposed sale.

pdf iaa-ec-july2003.pdf

 
   

Letter to Robert F. Bennett re: support from the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) (Jun. 19, 2003)

Letter from library associations requesting increased support from the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies for the National Agricultural Library (NAL).

pdf nal-lt-19jun03.pdf

 
 

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2003 Budget Request (May 5, 2003)

Library association letter in support of the FY2003 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-senate-04budget.pdf

 
 

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2003 Budget Request (Apr. 24, 2002)

Library association letter in support of the FY2003 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-house-03budget.pdf

 
 

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2003 Budget Request (Apr. 24, 2002)

Library association letter in support of the FY2003 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-senate-03budget.pdf

 
 

Letter to J. Dennis Hastert re: draft Domestic Security Enhancement Act (Apr. 2, 2003)

Letter from interested organizations urging Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert to ensure that the House of Representative follows normal parliamentary procedures when it takes up any new antiterrorism legislation.

pdf lt-hastert-dsea-02apr03.pdf

 
 

Letter to Congress re: Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA) (Mar. 17, 2003)

Letter from public interest organizations expressing opposition to the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA).

pdf lt-patriot2-dsea-17mar03.pdf

 
     
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