For Immediate Release
February 11, 2002
Sharon Brettschneider firstname.lastname@example.org
William Sullivan email@example.com
Hartford, CT - The Governor's Midterm Budget Adjustments for FY 2002-2003
released to the General Assembly today restores $618,229 for continued
funding of the Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN.org). State Librarian
Kendall Wiggin said, "The strong support of both Governor Rowland
and Lt. Governor Rell for the Digital Library will ensure that students
and citizens throughout the state will continue to benefit from the wide
array of online databases available through the Digital Library."
Between September and December 2001 more than 2 million searches had been
conducted on iCONN.org.
iCONN.org is part of the Education Technology Plan that has been championed
by Lt. Governor M. Jodi Rell. This plan is designed to equip the state's
educational institutions and libraries with the tools necessary to train
tomorrow's workforce. iCONN is part of the Connecticut Education Network,
iCONN.org provides all students, faculty and residents with online access
to essential library and information resources. It is administered by
the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the Department of Higher
Education. Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including
secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in
Connecticut. In addition, specialized research information is available
to college students and faculty.