NOSM creates endowment fund to offset library costs

February 17, 2017

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine says that it hopes to offset the costs of maintaining a modern medical library through the creation of a new endowment fund. This Wednesday, the school announced that it had created the fund to support its digital library services, which provide resources to more than 90 sites across northern Ontario. School representatives note that the weak Canadian dollar has made library services particularly expensive, and that additional funds are needed in order to give physicians, students, and other health care professionals access to crucial online information. “The library still needs to pay for the resources, the library does need more funds and hence the endowment fund,” says NOSM Associate Professor Richard Denton. CBC