The Virginia Agricultural Publications Inventory Project
From Elizabeth McVoy
The Virginia Agricultural Publications Inventory Project (VAPIP) aims to collect, review, and document agriculture and home science in Virginia over the past 130 years as documented in Agricultural Research and Extension Center publications. Inga Haugen, agriculture, life sciences, and scholarly communication librarian at the University Libraries, and Meagan Russell, a senior biology student, have been combing through these historical documents in order to make a complete inventory for the University Libraries catalog. Throughout the project, the pair are identifying items that need repair in order to be archived, noting data within the documents, double checking research assumptions, and working to ensure materials appear as they should. The greatest goals are to help preserve this content for future research and to make it available to the public.