Hilgardia digitization project under way.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Archives (Technology application)
Digitization
Author: Editor
Pub Date: 04/01/2011
Publication: Name: California Agriculture Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of California Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Agricultural industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of California ISSN: 0008-0845
Issue: Date: April, 2011 Source Volume: 65 Source Issue: 02
Topic: NamedWork: Hilgardia (Periodical) Computer Subject: Technology application
Organization: Organization: University of California
Geographic: Geographic Scope: California Geographic Code: 1U9CA California
Accession Number: 254844758
Full Text: Author(s): Editor

UC faculty and staff are spearheading an effort to scan and digitize Hilgardia, the primary technical publication of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources for 70 years.

Although production ceased in 1995, Hilgardia includes classic editions that formed the cornerstones of agricultural, environmental and nutritional research. The journal is still widely cited in scientific literature.

Despite its distinguished past, Hilgardia has virtually no web presence, and one-half of published issues (including the first 24 volumes and 58 other editions) are now out of print. The remaining paperbound journals are subject to physical degradation.

The committee's goal is to raise $30,000 for scanning and digitization. The Hilgardia monographs will then be posted online, freely available to scholarly and lay readers worldwide.

To make a donation or for more information, send e-mail to calag@ucdavis.edu or Deborah Golino at dagolino@ucdavis.edu, or go to: http://californiaagriculture.ucanr.org/hilgardia.cfm.
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