Project Ceres is a collaboration between the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC), and CRL. The project sponsors award funding for small projects that preserve print materials essential to the study of the history and economics of agriculture and make those materials accessible through digitization.
Participants of Project CERES 2016-17 were chosen by a subcommittee of the USAIN Preservation and Digital Library Committee. The subcommittee was chaired by Debbie Currie, of North Carolina State University.
Nine organizations will receive a total of $ 48,839.43 for these projects.
Project Ceres Proposals Funded for 2016-17:
- Colorado State University: Preservation of Colorado Agriculture Literature, Colorado County Agent Annual Reports
- Michigan State University: Michigan Farming Journals Digitization and Conservation Project
- Regents of New Mexico State University: Digitization of Cotton, Dairy, Plant Diseases, and other Serials from the NMSU Agricultural Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station
- South Dakota State University: Digitization of South Dakota State University's Agricultural Publications
- University of Arkansas: Digitization of Arkansas Extension Publications: Bulletins
The digital products will be openly available to researchers on the Web through local institutional repositories, and through the AgNIC catalog.
Fifty-seven titles from earlier projects can be found through CRL’s catalog: http://catalog.crl.edu/search/c?SEARCH=ceres
Information about submitting a proposal for Project CERES 2017-2018 will be made available on the USAIN listserv in fall of 2016.