Agricultural Literature Archive Passes One Million Page Mark
Ithaca, NY Cornell University’s Mann Library is pleased to announce that the Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, or CHLA, has recently added hundreds of new monographs and several new serials to its collection. The online library, at http://chla.library.cornell.edu, currently has over 2000 book titles and 510 volumes of twelve different journals. The total number of pages stands at over one million. And there’s more good news: Over 400 public domain books from the CHLA collection are now available at Amazon Books via the library’s new “print on demand” arrangement with the online store. More public domain titles will be available later in the year. You may find these titles at http://bookstore.library.cornell.edu or at http://www.amazon.com .
With the latest additions, twelve journals are now part of the CHLA collection, including the bulletins of both the New York State and Cornell Agricultural Experiment Stations as well as Arkansas Farm Journal (from the University of Arkansas’s Experiment Station) and the first twenty volumes of The American Bee Journal (with more issues being added in the next few months). The online library has also replaced all the black and white photos from the beautiful Fruits of NY serieswhich covers cherries, plums, apples, peaches, pears, grapes and small fruitswith full color reproductions.
The new book titles cover a range of subjects and represent essential historical texts in their fields. The nearly two hundred new monographs include classics such as Steward Holbrook’s Burning an Empire: The Story of American Forest Fire (1944) and intriguing accounts of local and regional history, such as Edwin Griswold Nourse’s Chicago Produce Market (1918) and The Buildings, Lands, and Activities of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University (1914). Books available via the Amazon “print on demand” feature include titles such as T. B. Terry’s The ABC of strawberry culture, for farmers, village people, small growers: A book for beginners (1902) and Alfred Hopkins’ Modern farm buildings (1913). Titles available via “print on demand” may be found via the Amazon website ( http://www.amazon.com) or the Cornell store ( http://bookstore.library.cornell.edu).
A full list of monographs and journals is available in CHLA’s browse section. Users may browse for books either alphabetically or by date range (from 1620 to 1999), and a “recent additions” section shows a sample of the newly added titles. Questions about CHLA may be directed to Mann Library’s Preservation Librarian Joy Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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