First phase of Hilgardia Project under way
California Agriculture 66(3):84-84. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v066n03p84.
The Hilgardia Project, launched in April 2011 to bring the classic UC publication to the Web, has received $26,550 in donations and pledges and is nearing its fundraising goal of $30,000. The project's first phase — preparing the Wine and Grape Collection for posting online — is under way.
For 70 years, until publication ceased in 1995, Hilgardia was the primary technical publication of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. The archive includes classic research in agricultural, environmental and nutritional sciences, content that is still widely cited and valuable to industry and scholars.
At present, Hilgardia has virtually no online presence, and half of published issues are out of print. The rest are paperbound, subject to wear and tear. When digitized, these works will be posted on a sister site to California Agriculture journal and become freely available to scholarly and lay readers.
To make a donation or for more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org , e-mail Deborah Golino at email@example.com or go to http://californiaagriculture.ucanr.edu/hilgardia.cfm .
The Hilgardia Project gratefully acknowledges the following donors, whose generosity has made it possible to begin scanning and posting this vital work (31,304 pages and 966 articles):
Anonymous gift in memory of Harry Lawton, UC Riverside, honoring his contributions to UC
Lodi Winegrape Commission, in support of the Wine and Grape Collection
Northern California Entomological Society, in support of the Entomology Collection
Frank G. Zalom, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, Integrated Pest Management
Anonymous gift in tribute to Donald Burdick, recognizing his contributions to CSU Fresno
James Doyle, retired UC Davis plant breeder
Paramount Farming Company
Ernest P. Peninov
Plant Sciences, Inc.
Vintage Nurseries LLC
Friends of Hilgardia (under $500)
G. Stuart Pettygrove, UC Cooperative Extension Soils Specialist