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
- 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: http://catalog.crl.edu/search/c?SEARCH=ceres 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.