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The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries. In fiscal year 2011 (Oct 2010 through Sept 2011) NAL delivered more than 100 million direct customer service transactions.

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Digital Preservation and Access of Agricultural Materials  [2012]

Meger, Amy Lowe; Draper, Daniel;

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Historians and researchers depend on institutions to preserve the records and documents of the past. As the land-grant institution, Colorado State University (CSU) joined in a national, multi-phase National-Endowment-for-the-Humanities-supported grant project to identify and preserve significant materials documenting the history of the agricultural and rural life of the state. This article outlines the history of the grant project, details the challenges and successes of the digitization phase at Colorado State University Libraries, provides usage statistics, and offers a basis for emulation by other institutions by providing an example of a successful preservation and digitization project at a large public university.

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Journal of agricultural & food information

ISSN : 1540-4722