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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Not Reviewed

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal was reviewed by the Chief Scientist and not by the STAC.


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: The oil spill collection at ARLIS (Alaska Resources Library and Information Services) is a legacy of the spill and an important means of providing the public with oil spill information. Defining how ARLIS might support GEM needs to be better addressed. GEM's library needs will likely be oriented more toward electronic formats and processes and away from paper documents, with an emphasis on web-based services. The funds currently going toward Project 03550 might be more effectively spent in the future on a service or services more tailored to the specific research and data needs of GEM. Fund for FY 03 only.


Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Not Reviewed

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund continuation of one librarian at the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS). Trustee Council contributions in FY 04 and beyond may be reduced as the transition to GEM is completed. ARLIS provides an important service for documents and other materials produced through the damage assessment and restoration processes. The Council's original funding commitment to ARLIS was through FY 01 only; how ARLIS might relate to the GEM program in FY 04 and beyond is not clear at this time.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: Fund continuation of one librarian at the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS). Trustee Council contributions in FY 04 and beyond may be reduced as the transition to GEM is completed. ARLIS provides an important service for documents and other materials produced through the damage assessment and restoration processes. The Council's original funding commitment to ARLIS was through FY 01 only; how ARLIS might relate to the GEM program in FY 04 and beyond is not clear at this time. [Note: Funds were approved in August 2002.]