In an era of growing concern about water and food supply, agriculture materials have increased in value. Some of the most voluminous legacy collections in research libraries are agricultural serials, including historical journals and government publications. Because of their bulk and (often) fragility, these collections are expensive to maintain.
This subject CRL webinar, on Wednesday, July 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. (Central Time), supplies an overview of CRL collections and updates on acquisition, archiving, and digitization of agricultural publications. Topics will include:
- CRL collections for research on the history and economics of agriculture
- Update on national and regional efforts to archive and digitize print serials on U.S. agriculture
- Report on cooperative acquisition of foreign agricultural publications
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services CRL is establishing a Global Resources program in Agriculture. CRL has begun to work with the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) and the U.S. Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) to plan for the long-term archiving of agricultural serials, centering upon works identified by participants in these two efforts as the critical literature of the history and economics of agriculture. Don’t miss this exploration of resources in this crucial research area.