posted by admin — Oct 16, 2005
Congress has approved and the President has signed a FY 2006 legislative branch spending bill that includes funding for two major conservation projects for the Library of Congress and completion of a six-year effort to reengineer the Copyright Office for the digital age.
The bill (H.R. 2985) includes a 2006 Library budget that totals $602.9 million, consisting of a net appropriation of $560.6 million plus authority to spend off-setting collections of $42.3 million.
In addition, Congress approved the Library’s requested $40.7 million in a FY 2006 budget for the Architect of the Capitol to begin construction of materials storage Modules 3 and 4 at Ft. Meade, Maryland, and $5.5 million to renovate Madison Building space to accommodate new information technology infrastructure, more efficient work flows and new job roles for the Copyright Office.
The President signed the bill into law on August 2.
Source: National Humanities Alliance