Journal of Agricultural & Food Information
This article describes a successful collaborative effort between a branch and the main campus library at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, to digitize agricultural serials. Experts in agricultural content, preservation, digitization, and metadata worked to preserve three agricultural print publications and make approximately 3,800 issues discoverable for patrons on campus and beyond. This discussion provides a background to Extension and the Experiment Station in Tennessee, outlines previous attempts made to digitize agricultural serials at UT Libraries, and details decisions made during the digitization process and metadata creation. These experiences offer a model for other libraries pursuing similar digitization projects.
Isabella Baxter, Louisa Trott & Meredith L. Hale (2019) Coordinating Expertise to Preserve and Increase Discoverability of Key University of Tennessee Agricultural Serials, Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, DOI: 10.1080/10496505.2019.1685390