BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to subscribe, as set forth in that invoice on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with Newsbank, Inc., for the library’s annual online, full text subscription to America’s Newspapers-Minnesota State Package in the amount of not to exceed $11,392; payable from Fund 100, Agency 300, Organization 1702, Object 5413.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that said officials are hereby authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $5,000 from the Duluth Library Foundation, to be deposited in Fund 100, Agency 300, Organization 1702, Revenue Source 4654-02, to defray a portion of the cost thereof.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to approve the library’s annual subscription with Newsbank for its online, full text subscription to America’s Newspapers-Minnesota State Package for 2006 and to authorize accepting $5,000 from the library foundation to defray a portion of the cost thereof. This is a standard annual subscription and the price is determined by the Minitex state contract.
This subscription will give library patrons access to a full text database of the
Duluth News-Tribune from 1995 to the present, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune from 1986 to the present, the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1988 to the present and the St. Cloud Times from 1999 to the present.
The library foundation has committed to reimburse the city for $5,000 of the cost of subscribing to this service.