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Mississippi State University Libraries and the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of t he South (CHASES) have been awarded a $3,125 grant from Project Ceres.

This grant will be used to support the digitization of MSU Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) Bulletins from 1898-1970. Once digitized, these materials will be widely available and full-text searchable online.

For this project, MSU Libraries' Digital Preservation and Access Unit and CHASES joined together to focus on digitizing materials of scholarly interest uniquely held at MSU. CHASES was established at MSU in 2011 as a research center to attract and support scholars of the history of agriculture, rural life, science, and the environment in the American South.

Project Ceres is the result of a collaboration between the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).  Project Ceres works to support small projects that preserve print materials essential to study of the history and economics of agriculture and make those materials accessible electronically through digitization

For more information on Project Ceres, please visit http://usain.org/.
For more information on CHASES, please visit http://chases.msstate.edu/.
For more information on the Digital and Preservation Access Unit at MSU Libraries and to browse available digital collections, please visit http://digital.library.msstate.edu/.



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