National Agricultural Library Assessment Report
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[CITE: 7USC3125a]
 
 
TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE
 
CHAPTER 64 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND TEACHING
 
SUBCHAPTER II--COORDINATION AND PLANNING OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH,
EXTENSION, AND TEACHING
 
§ 3125a. National Agricultural Library
 
  1. Purpose. The purpose of this section is to consolidate and expand the statutory authority for the operation of the library of the Department of Agriculture established pursuant to section 2201 of this title as the primary agricultural information resource of the United States.
     
  2. Establishment. There is established in the Department of Agriculture the National Agricultural Library to serve as the primary agricultural information resource of the United States.
     
  3. Director. The Secretary shall appoint a Director for the National Agricultural Library who shall be subject to the direction of the Secretary.
     
  4. Functions of Director
     
    The Director may--
     
    1. acquire, preserve, and manage information and information products and services in all phases of agriculture and allied sciences;
    2. organize agricultural information and information products and services by cataloging, indexing, bibliographical listing, and other appropriate techniques;
    3. provide agricultural information and information products and services to agencies of the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Government, public and private organizations, and individuals, within the United States and internationally;
    4. plan for, coordinate, and evaluate information and library needs related to agricultural research and education;
    5. cooperate with and coordinate efforts among agricultural college and university libraries, in conjunction with private industry and other agricultural library and information centers, toward the development of a comprehensive agricultural library and information network; and
    6. coordinate the development of specialized subject information services among the agricultural and library information communities.
       
  5. Library products and services
     
    The Director may--
     
    1. make copies of the bibliographies prepared by the National Agricultural Library;
    2. make microforms and other reproductions of books and other library materials in the Department;
    3. provide any other library and information products and services; and
    4. sell those products and services at such prices (not less than the estimated total cost of disseminating the products and services) as the Secretary may determine appropriate.
       
  6. Receipts. Funds received from sales under subsection (e) of this section shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the applicable appropriation and shall remain available until expended.
     
  7. Agreements.
     
    1. In general. The Director may enter into agreement with, and receive funds from any State, and other political subdivision, organization, business, or individual for the purpose of conducting activities to carry out this section.
    2. Funds. Funds received under this subsection for payments for library products and services or other activities shall be deposited to the miscellaneous contributed fund account, and shall remain available until expended.
       
  8. Authorization of appropriations. There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

 
(Pub. L. 95-113, title XIV, Sec. 1410A, as added Pub. L. 101-624, title XVI, Sec. 1606(a), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3714.)

 
 
 
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[CITE: 7USC3125b]

 
 
TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE
 
CHAPTER 64--AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND TEACHING
 
SUBCHAPTER II--COORDINATION AND PLANNING OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH,
EXTENSION, AND TEACHING
 
 
§ 3125b. National Rural Information Center Clearinghouse
 
  1. Establishment. The Secretary shall establish, within the National Agricultural Library, in coordination with the Extension Service, a National Rural Information Center Clearinghouse (in this section referred to as the ``Clearinghouse'') to perform the functions specified in subsection (b) of this section.
     
  2. Functions. The Clearinghouse shall provide and distribute information and data to any industry, organization, or Federal, State, or local government entity, on request, about programs and services provided by Federal, State, and local agencies and private nonprofit organizations and institutions under which individuals residing in, or organizations and State and local government entities operating in, a rural area may be eligible for any kind of assistance, including job training, education, health care, and economic development assistance, and emotional and financial counseling. To the extent possible, the National Agricultural Library shall use telecommunications technology to disseminate information to rural areas.
     
  3. Federal agencies. On request of the Secretary, the head of a Federal agency shall provide to the Clearinghouse such information as the Secretary may request to enable the Clearinghouse to carry out subsection (b) of this section.
     
  4. State and local agencies and nonprofit organizations. The Secretary shall request State and local governments and private nonprofit organizations and institutions to provide to the Clearinghouse such information as such agencies and organizations may have about any program or service of such agencies, organizations, and institutions under which individuals residing in a rural area may be eligible for any kind of assistance, including job training, educational, health care, and economic development assistance, and emotional and financial counseling.
     
  5. Limitation on authorization of appropriations. To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991 through 2002.
     

 
(Pub. L. 101-624, title XXIII, Sec. 2381, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4049; Pub. L. 104-127, title VIII, Sec. 842, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1170; Pub. L. 105-185, title III, Sec. 301(b)(3), June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 563.)
 
Codification
 
Section was enacted as part of the Rural Economic Development Act of 1990, and also as part of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, and not as part of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 which comprises this chapter.

 
Amendments
 
1998--Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 105-185 substituted ``2002'' for ``1997''.
1996--Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104-127 substituted ``1997'' for ``1995''.
 
Section Referred to in Other Sections
 
This section is referred to in section 917 of this title.
 
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