Congress authorizes $232 million for library technologies

Congress approved a measure Sept. 16 that earmarks more than $232 million a year for school and public libraries and increases the base amount that states could receive to upgrade sophisticated library technology systems--from online card catalogs to electronic research databases.

The bill (H.R. 13), which was signed into law by President Bush Sept. 25, reauthorizes the Museum and Library Services Act through the year

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