Well it hasn't happened too often lately, so I'm going to take the opportunity and mention a couple bits of good news:
- After suggesting last week that they would be cutting $900,000 in journal subscriptions, Virginia Tech announced that administrators have decided to increase library funding by $300,00 for next year, rather than facing cuts. The funds will come from some of the $17 million in federal stimulus money destined for V-Tech.
- In the Boston Globe today, news that amid tough times, Brookline Booksmith and other indie bookshops are holding their own and thriving. Three cheers!