Project CERES has awarded funding to six projects for 2017-2018; in addition, a special project has been funded by the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN). Now in its fifth year, the three partners: the USAIN, the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC), and CRL have awarded approximately $250,000 to small projects that preserve historical U.S. agricultural serials and make those materials accessible through digitization.
Project CERES 2017-18 participants were chosen by a subcommittee of the USAIN Preservation and Digital Library Committee. The subcommittee was chaired by Joel Cummings of Washington State University.
Project CERES Proposals Funded for 2017-2018:
Colorado State University: Preservation of Colorado Agriculture Literature, Colorado County Agent Annual Reports, Second Phase
Cornell University, The Rural New Yorker
Mississippi State University, Digitization of Agricultural Economics Publications
North Carolina State University, Digitization of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Series Publications
University of Arkansas, Digitization of Arkansas Extension MP (Miscellaneous Publications)
University of Florida, Preserving Florida’s Agricultural History: Digitization of The Florida Cattleman & Livestock Journal
The special related project funded by USAIN is: California State University – Fresno, V.E. Petrucci Library Grape and Wine Research Gray Literature.
For a list of past awarded projects see information on CRL’s Global Resources Agriculture Partnership. Individual digitized titles can be accessed through CRL’s catalog: http://catalog.crl.edu/search/c?SEARCH=ceres
Information about submitting a proposal for Project CERES 2018-2019 will be available on the USAIN website in Fall 2017.