The New Mexico State University Library has been awarded a $3,322 grant from the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Digital Libraries & Preservation Committee, as a part of Project Ceres. The NMSU Library’s project title is, “Selected Poultry, Fruits and Vegetables, Cotton, and Livestock Serial Publications of the NMSU Agricultural Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station.” This is the third award in three years that the NMSU Library has received from USAIN, in collaboration with Agriculture Network Information Collaborative and the Center of Research Libraries.
The purpose of Project Ceres is to support small projects that preserve print materials essential to the study of history and economics in agriculture and to make those materials accessible electronically through digitization. This funding will support continued digitization of NMSU’s vast collection of Cooperative Extension Service Publications (CES) and Agricultural Experiment Station Publications (AES) at the NMSU Library.
This electronic collection is the most complete holding of New Mexico’s Agricultural Extension Service and Experiment Station Publications featuring over 100 years of New Mexico’s agricultural research and history which is freely and fully accessible at http://lib.nmsu.edu/CES_AESPubs.