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Monday, July 12, 1999 - The Michigan Daily - 3
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ks fr Ksovr reirecyeroo

For thousands of Kosovar refug_ e,.
~turning home after month: of vio'l tee
'ill he rchtilenging. But a Uiniversiry
hrarian, cull'aborating with otlter org-a-
izations, is workittg to ease sornc of
buse difficulties.
The conflict thai has persisted in t
frmer Yugoslavia most of this decade
as caused destruction of libraries antd
thtet soure of demographic inilori s-
rs wevii as tape population shilts.
s~r ult ireingees ma findit diff iut
prove residencv ai m prof ~trio
Janet Cravne. tUnvetsity asociat
biariats of'thr Si isc te nd FEast E uropian
ivision, and ibrir-ni ns frorn otbnr un-

icr°,uore Auern its pp-eancisto tin itin pnfn
P(riojci a got nintitiittti ivc 1'>ii'dyin ltu unt(cs ttcnii
l'irnprotcfamily iftitinnonfitis tg to usaketitetel oiuivs slati si
tourcars lateiss h cd.eitio n cai goals tndis nnttousv tim rare
mksits , -tsatroutnd ft tth. tcd of itidis tilsi m i
States, the proram!Iat sbeen e Ti'sWe rvritig to traeaisr
cr1tc, toicrrefieivt\ it ;'tesis, n c.foi rtiettls sad
Thgo ar 1 z id ttnniAtborut;Lst ",Zitn istung Xiv an11. associa'te
vekthfisstpinia 'i i -,,irr ek rs irrhctiiatim 2('iti Population
jociri-te Oeros th istiomi "he s sit linfuttuiiation ti sarhCenter
flcused oti't Ateextt\l:igin-- ideas add fhe mits"oal of the project is to
gathecr sigestiun rlons thinr steer thy pub'lic fin ., sctor toward
Amr ican co'i 'leagries. postdtng sLrcist nattsittply obeying
Ruth Simmonns, a iUniversitypof sta1 tistics.
sue at the schottl of public bratith "he goaif is > lsift the program
helped to intitete visittard a msorc hiui ittized perspective,
Simmons hits beett part of the and try to cupantd tim range of services
Quality of Care Project alnmost since~ provided,'" Simmnts satid.
its inceptfion, that begain wvith a seres Tue plan strives to achieve these
of' lectures on cmhalhcaire tin C iti1L:,, ci:through iibetterserv Ie facilities
oiffIiils itt}19}. iiti on of 'mua pieand
A professor of htealth b,:itr ),offering counselig and tr alunin for
Simmons has visited msany of the more patients.

I amm F :Ittrspn Addritiotnaf booksite
com ro rtitnP 5teindiviuals, tontsguy-
crutnmntal rtgcti, atioinrind libraries
Whcn ihostiities escalated in Kosoivo
nitte moths agon, Crayne and her col-
leagucs zdnctdcd to htastent their efforns to
cotupli thy roiect.
Thc ptroject's citllection noiontcludes
approxitmately h0 volumes froirn across
the regionrtnd botiks diatitng from 1968
to 1995. (hnt sources of infosrtmatiton
hnve also beetsnisi if itciudina busi-
ness dtrnrtotnnsancuu dt roin
1971, 1981, atid_
1Tb fisrspt \i isliitrti.-d T thetfor-
Naio ntmpmtnbosuismco

satoni 2sstreaddacitpeunnaneisi, it
tae unf ,aet cisie thait microfilms,
and is ecasily trinound,? Rrt (Crctyne said.
Rus s' cisinritt~ will also handle th:e
diiiaiti ftetata, atnd is eunenilo
itivoltecd in neg.)itititis with an und'is-
closed foireign gosemitnent to obtain
funding for tim pIrinc rf tire. Russ hopes
us cinplete the digital,,.,datritbase withini
the nest months.
Once com tuplle. Cinyneatid Rs
expect the diialitfottiisn to be use- .
ful in effors ts turn refigees totei
kuitd aton hghcoinnmtssiunon
reges. NlO cic nctgforces.
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