Slicing and Dicing the Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Land Grant Research: A Survey of and Model for Digital Collections of Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Publications

Publication Date

July 2013


The management and dissemination of agricultural experimentstation and cooperative extension documents have been a challengefor over 100 years. Digitization of these documents, as wellas the standardization and public dissemination that such projectscan provide, represent both additional obstacles and possible solutionsfor addressing these challenges. The authors survey the currentlandscape of digital collections for agricultural experiment stationand cooperative extension documents, after which they present arecent, efficient digitization project at the University of Idaho Libraryas a possible template for other institutions looking to digitizesimilar documents.

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