USAIN Letters of Support
In November 2011, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued requests for information on public access to articles describing the results of federally funded research and on public access to data produced as part of federally funded research. Both of these calls for input closed on January 12, 2012.
OSTP has released the responses:
There were 377 responses on the scholarly publications RFI:
There were 118 responses on public access to digital data:
USAIN's response to the Federal Register "Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research"
USAIN's response to the Federal Register “Request for Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting from Federally Funded Scientific Research
In October 2000, USDA Under Secretary Miley Gonzales and Deputy Department Secretary Rominger appointed the present Panelto conduct a study of the National Agricultural Library to, in words of the charge (Appendix A in full report): "…review the activities of the National Agricultural Library in pursuit of its mandate to serve as the chief agricultural information resource of the United States and make recommendations to the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics on NAL's management, staff, programs and operations."
In August 2001, the Blue Ribbon Panel released their Executive Summary and Recommendations.
USAIN's letter supporting the Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations, September 10, 2002
In April 2008, The National Agricultural Library released a Staff Discussion Paper, Blueprint for Success: The National Agricultural LIbrary 2008-2012 pdf
USAIN's letter of support to Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, for funding the Cooperative Extension Service, February 28, 2011
USAIN's response to Michele Simmons,
Research, Education, and Extension Office (REEO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, about the USDA - Research, Education, and Extension Office (REEO) Roadmap, May 31, 2009
USAIN's letter of support to Representative DeLauro, Chairwoman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for the USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL), Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, March 28, 2008
USAIN letter to Senator Tom Harkin,
Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, about the 2007 Farm Bill, August, 14, 2007
USAIN letter of support to Representative DeLauro, Chairwoman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, for the Animal Welfare Information Center, July 23, 2007