LSCM Pilot Project Participant Selected for Pilot Project Opportunity 1: Utah State University, Merrill Cazier Library
Utah State University’s Merrill Cazier Library has been selected as the first LSCM Pilot Project participant. This new, collaborative project is scoped as follows:
- Cataloging, item-level inventory, condition assessment, and digitization of between 200-300 monographs from the U.S. Department of War (formed 1789; dissolved 1947) Superintendent of Documents call number stem W or other war-era temporary agencies.
- The scope of the documents should be either the U.S. war years of WWI (1914-1918) or WWII (1941-1945). The Merrill Cazier Library has focused on a war-era temporary agency SuDoc range (PR 32) and detailed how it would approach condition assessment and preservation, since many of the materials are fragile.
The project application noted, “This project will help us establish a collection that supports other Special Collections & Archives materials that describe our agricultural community’s context and activities during the war.”
LSCM Pilot Projects will benefit the larger FDLP community and ultimately enhance access to the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information. Pilot projects address the areas of cataloging, condition assessment, inventory, and the conservation of Federal Government documents. Both regional and selective libraries are encouraged to apply. Updates on this first Pilot Project, and information about the next pilot opportunity will be announced via FDLP News & Events and through the LSCM Pilot Projects page on FDLP.gov.
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