Project CERES Announces 2018-2019 Funding Projects

Bee-keepers Instructor, March 1880, from Project Ceres 2013-14 award to U. Wisconsin-Madison.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Amy Wood -

Project CERES has announced funding awards for 2018-2019. Now in its sixth year the program, supported by CRL and the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), has awarded approximately $270,000 to small projects that preserve historical U.S. agricultural serials and make those materials accessible through digitization.

Project CERES 2018-19 participants were chosen by a subcommittee of the USAIN Preservation and Digital Library Committee, chaired by Joel Cummings of Washington State University.

Project CERES proposals funded for 2018-2019 include the digitization and preservation of agricultural publications spanning 1913 to 1988 that are in the collections of the University of Tennessee and Colorado State University. Titles include:

  • University of Tennessee:
    • Tennessee Farm News (1922–1988)
    • Tennessee Farm and Home Science (1952–1988)
    • Extension Special Circulars (1925–1968)
  • Colorado State University Libraries:
    • Through the Leaves
    • Upbeet
    • Sugar Press
    • Farm and Ranch Market Journal/Western
    • Livestock Journal
    • B Notes (Colorado Beekeepers Assoc.)

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: CRL has begun to add some digitized titles from the CERES project to its DDSNext platform, allowing enhanced functionality.

Information about submitting a proposal for Project CERES 2019-2020 will be available on the USAIN website in fall 2018.

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