Michigan State University

Current Library Grant/Award Projects

Preserving & Presenting the Visual Heritage of Dr. James R. Watson, Jr.

The MSU Libraries Turfgrass Information Center has received a one-year grant from the Toro Foundation to systematically plan and begin the process of organizing,  preserving, and cataloging the James R. Watson, Jr. Slide Collection. A core element of the project enables a protocol for metadata creation and capture, resulting in a verification and normalization of variegated data sources.

Michigan Farming Journals Digitization and Conservation Project

MSU Libraries received $11,072 in funding to digitize and conserve three historical Michigan farming publications via Project Ceres, a collaboration between the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC), and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The three titles--Michigan Farmer and Livestock Journal (1909-1928), Michigan Farmer and State Journal of Agriculture – Household Supplement (1884-1893), and Michigan Business Farming/Michigan Business Farmer (1912-1928)--will be made freely available to researchers via the MSU Libraries' digital repository.

Studies in Radicalism Online

With funding from an internal Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Development Grant, Michigan State University Libraries and the Journal for the Study of Radicalism (MSU Press) have partnered with the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) at Texas A & M University to develop a virtual research environment for radicalism studies known as SiRO (Studies in Radicalism Online). The goals of the Project are threefold:

  • to provide a virtual community for those engaged in the study of radicalism;
  • to meet emerging needs of this community, including making recommendations on technological and scholarly standards for electronic scholarship, the aggregation of data, and the ability to discover and repurpose this data;
  • to aggregate resources (both primary and secondary) relevant to radicalism studies.

Check the SiRO About page for more information.