PUBLIC LAW 90-575-OCT. 16, 1968
PART F—NETWORKS FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING OF EDUCATIONAL AND RELATED RESOURCES AMONG COLLEGES AND UNIVERSIITES 20 USC 11411144.
SEC. 251. The Higher Education Act of 1965 is amended by redesignating title VIII as title X II, and sections 801 through 804 (and references thereto however styled in such Act, or any other Act, including such references heretofore made in this Act) as sections 1201 through 1204, respectively. The Higher Education Act of 1965 is further amended by inserting after title VII the following new title: "TITLE VIII—NETWORKS FOR KNOWLEDGE "SHARING EDUCATIONAL AND RELATED RESOURCES
"SEC. 801. (a) To encourage colleges and universities to share to an optimal extent, through cooperative arrangements, their technical and other educational and administrative facilities and resources, and in order to test and demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of a variety of such arrangements the Commissioner is authorized to enter into contracts and to make project grants for all or part of the cost of planning, developing, or carrying out such arrangements. Such grants may be made to public or nonprofit private colleges or universities. When in the Commissioner's judgment it will more effectively promote the purposes of this title, the Commissioner may make grants to other established public or nonprofit private agencies or organizations, including professional organizations or academic societies and he may enter into contracts with established private agencies and organizations. " (b) Projects for the planning, development, or carrying out of such arrangements assisted under this title may, subject to the provisions of subsection (c), include— "(1)(A) joint use of facilities such as classrooms, libraries, or laboratories, including joint use of necessary books, materials, and equipment; or (B) affording access to specialized library collections through preparation of interinstitutional catalogs and through development of systems and preparation of suitable media for electronic or other rapid transmission of materials; "(2) establishment and joint operation of closed-circuit television or ec^uivalent transmission facilities (such EIS the instructional television fixed services); and "(3) establishment and joint operation of electronic computer networks and programs therefor, to be available to participating institutions for such purposes as financial and student records, student course work, or transmission of library materials. "(c)(1) Grants pursuant to clause (B) of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) may not be used to pay the costs of electronic transmission terminals. "(2) I n the case of a project for the establishment and operation of a computer network, grants may not include— " (A) the cost of operating administrative terminals or student terminals at participating institutions; or " (B) the cost, or any participating institution's pro rata share of the cost, of using the central computer facilities of the network, except (i) such costs of systems development and programing of computers and transmission costs as are necessary to make the network operational, (ii) the administrative and p r o - a m support costs of the central facilities of the network, and (iii) the lineaccess costs incurred by participating institutions.