Project CERES Goal is Preservation

Launched in 2013, Project Ceres is a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC, and the Center for Research Libraries.

The purpose of the program is to support small projects that facilitate the retention and preservation of print materials essential to study of the History and Economics of Agriculture that were published between 1860 and 1988 and to make those materials accessible electronically through digitization. 

Project CERES is managed by the Preservation and Digital Library Committee, which can provide more information.

To date, 37 projects have been funded.  

The digital products will be openly available to researchers on the Web through local institutional repositories, and through the CRL catalog.

Fifty-seven titles from earlier projects can be found through CRL’s catalog: http://catalog.crl.edu/search/c?SEARCH=ceres

Projects funded 2016

  • 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

Projects funded 2015

  • University of Arkansas: Digitization of Arkansas Extension Circulars

  • University of Florida: Increasing Accessibility to Rare Florida Agricultural Publications 

  • Iowa State University: Iowa State University Experiment Station Publications (1903-1988) 

  • 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

Projects funded 2014

  • University of Florida and University of the Virgin Islands: Collaboration of digitization for preservation

  • Kansas State University Libraries: Digitization of Kansas youth-in-agriculture, agricultural education, and rural life publications, 1872-1988

  • Louisiana State University: “Louisiana Digital BibliAgraphy: 100 Years of LSU Research Experiment Station Publications, 1888-1989”

  • New Mexico State University: “Digitizing New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Extension Service’s Special Reports, Extension Leaflets, and Selected Serials”

  • University of Minnesota: “Extending Our Reach: Enhancing and Enabling Knowledge Transfer Through University of Minnesota Extension Publications”

  • Purdue University: “Digitization of Purdue University Agricultural Documents (1923-1988)”

  • Washington State University: “Digitizing WSU Extension Bulletins, Circulars, and Pamphlets”

  • West Virginia University: West Virginia University Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars, 1903–69

  • University of Wyoming: “University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station Bulletin Digitization”

Projects funded 2013

  • Auburn University: Digitization of the 1820–1945 History of Alabama Agriculture and Rural Life

  • Dalhousie University: Maritime Students Agriculturalist Digitization and Preservation Project

  • Colorado State University: Preservation of Colorado Agriculture Literature, Supplemental Colorado Experiment Station Publications

  • University of Idaho: Idaho’s Agricultural History Online: Digitizing The Idaho Forester and Extension’s Current Information Series

  • Kansas State University: Digitization of the Kansas Farmer, 1863-1954

  • Michigan State University: Grange Visitor 1875–1896 Digitization Project

  • University of Minnesota: Preserving Knowledge Transfer: Digitizing Minnesota’s Historical Agricultural Serials and Series

  • Mississippi State University: Digitization of Archival Mississippi State University Experiment Station Bulletins

  • Missouri State University: History of Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in Documents

  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln: Preserving Nebraska’s Agricultural History: The Research Bulletins of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station

  • New Mexico State University: Digitization of Historical Agricultural Records (NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station publications)

  • North Dakota State University: Digitizing North Dakota Farm Research for the NDSU Institutional Repository

  • The Ohio State University: Reformatting of Ohio State University’s Mimeograph Bulletin Series and Economics and Sociology Occasional Working Paper Series

  • Purdue University: Digitization of Purdue Agricultural Publications (1910–1922)

  • Washington State University: Digitizing Washington State University Extension Bulletins 1913–

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Beekeeping Serials from the Charles C. Miller Memorial Apicultural Collection.

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