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ERIC Number: ED178038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The National Rural Information Clearinghouse of the National Rural Center. [Interim Report], March 1976 through November 1977. Final Report, December 1977 through September 1978.
Vinson, Elizabeth A.; Chewning, David L.
Summarizing the organizational structure of operations and giving examples of the kinds of services provided, this report describes the establishment, work methods, and achievements of the National Rural Information Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse program maintains a specialized library, a reference service, and a technical assistance service geared to furnish information about the full range of economic and human development programs that are needed in rural areas, communities, towns, and counties. Seven sections provide background information on (1) the National Rural Center and its relationship to the clearinghouse, (2) the functions and organization of the clearinghouse, (3) its library's collection, layout, and special equipment, (4) its computerized information retrieval services, (5) its technical assistance services, (6) its reference services, and (7) its special programs and outreach activities. While the bulk of the report covers clearinghouse operations between March 1976 and November 1977, a separate section reviews its activities between December 1977 and September 1978. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Rural Center, Washington, DC.
Note: Contains some light print