The state university system is getting a new computer system that will link 13 state college libraries for the first time, but Gov. William Donald Schaefer doesn't seem happy about it.
Schaefer had only questions and skepticism yesterday when the new system was explained to him at a meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works. His chief concern seemed to be that, even with a new computer system, each of the 13 colleges would continue to order its own books without cooperating with other campuses.
"I hear about 13-college cooperation but I don't see it," Schaefer said. "All this is so much talk."
"I think there's some important books like, 'Buck Rogers in the 21st Century,' that won't be duplicated," Schaefer added sarcastically.
Schaefer then issued what sounded like a vague threat to the state college system to cut costs, telling a university representative, "I'll have one more shot during the budget discussions."