The information gap between and urban areas became a growing concern to rural citizens during the farm crisis of the mid-1980s.
Local officials and community leaders expressed to their congressional representatives their fear that this gap would continue to expand, and rural areas would not have ready access to the information resources necessary to help stimulate their depressed economies unless Congress addressed the problem.
Therefore, in April 1987, Congress approached the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to propose that it establish a rural assistance information clearinghouse.
The USDA readily agreed, and the result was the creation of the Rural Information Center (RIC) as a nationwide information provider to rural officials and communities.
This article focuses on RIC's services, information requests, and partnerships.
Mots-clés Pascal : Zone rurale, Développement, Politique information, Demande information, Centre information, Echelon national, Echelon local, Coopération, Coordination, Exemple, Santé publique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Analyse statistique, Communauté rurale, Besoin information, Information rurale, Analyse besoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rural area, Development, Information policy, Call for information, Information center, National scope, Local scope, Cooperation, Coordination, Example, United States, North America, America, Statistical analysis, Rural community, Information need, Rural information, Need analysis
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0171405
Code Inist : 001A01C03. Création : 199608.