Project Ceres is a collaboration between the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC), and CRL. CRL provides 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.
Nine organizations will receive a total of $50,000 for these projects.
Project Ceres Proposals Funded for 2015-16:
- University of Arkansas: Digitization of Arkansas Extension Circulars
- University of Florida: Increasing Accessibility to Rare Florida Agricultural Publications – Phase II
- Iowa State University: Iowa State University Experiment Station Publications (1903-1988) Digitization Project
- Kansas State University Libraries: Digitization of Selected Years of a Kansas Agricultural Newspaper, the Grass & Grain
- University of Minnesota: Extending Our Reach: Enhancing and Enabling Knowledge Transfer Through University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station Documents
- University of Missouri-Columbia, Ellis Library: 4-H Circulars
- Regents of New Mexico State University: Selected Poultry, Fruits and Vegetables, Cotton, and Livestock Serial Publications of the NMSU Agricultural Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station.
The digital products will be openly available to researchers on the Web through local institutional repositories, and through the AgNIC catalog.
Information about the preservation of the print originals will be available through PAPR, CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry. The site will feature holdings and condition information down to the issue level as well as information about the facility and environmental conditions in which the material is maintained.