Announcing USGCRP's NEW Resource Library! Print E-mail

Wednesday March 14, 2012 

 

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altScreen shots of USGCRP's new Resource Library website.

altScreen shot of USGCRP's previous resource website: "GCRIO".
This week, the US Global Change Research Program launched a revamped Resource Library website for easier, more intuitive access to Federal global change resources.  The Resource Library —USGCRP’s access hub for publications, reports, and other global change resources – fulfills the Congressional mandate for a Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO). 
 
GCRIO was mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 “to disseminate to foreign governments, businesses, and institutions, as well as citizens of foreign countries, scientific research information available in the United States which would be useful in preventing, mitigating, or adapting to the effects of global change,” and was formally launched in May 1993. 
 
The redesigned Resource Library provides access to more than 100 products containing data and information on climate change research, adaptation and mitigation strategies and technologies, as well as relevant educational resources. Most of the reports and publications in the Resource Library are available to users free of charge.
 
The revamped site features clear explanations of various publications and reports as well as enhanced search functionality that allows users to refine and tailor searchers to their specific needs.  
 
“The new site is a big step forward for us in providing easy access to Federal global change information,” said Tanya Maslak, Operations Manager of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s National Coordination Office. “The goal is make all of our resources as open, accessible, and usable as possible for our wide range of stakeholders.” 
 
The new Resource Library interface is similar to online shopping interfaces that users may encounter in their day-to-day lives. After sorting and searching to find the document most relevant to their needs, users can choose to download a digital copy or place orders for print resources.
 
Stay tuned at globalchange.gov or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates on new products and resources available in the Resource Library. 
 
Visit the USGCRP Resource Library at: www.library.globalchange.gov