The U.S. Census Bureau’s congressional budget submission for FY2012 includes several program terminations–cancellation of the Statistical Abstract of the United States for example–not welcomed by librarians and other researchers.
On the SLA Public Policy Connections blog, SLA executive Doug Newcomb writes: “Especially after supporting a campaign as part of Sunshine Week 2011 - “The Road Forward to Open Government” – it came as a disappointment to many members of the SLA community that these cuts would move us away from an accessible government.” (full post here)
The reaction from a few other blogs:
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1878-2012?, Dispatched from the Stacks, National Geographic Society Library
Statistical Threats, Online Insider
The Government Printing Office blogged about Stat Abs less that a month ago in its GPO Book Talk post Perusing the 2011 Statistical Abstract, letting you know that “you can lose yourself in its pages here, get a personal copy here, or peruse it in a library.” For now.