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Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry

Announced in January 2000, this major site represents the first digitizing project from the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress (LOC). The site offers the full ten-volume set (1888-1897) of the periodical Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry, totalling over 8,000 pages, including over 1,000 illustrations and 2,000 pages of advertisements. The first American journal dedicated to horticulture, botany, landscape design, and forest preservation, Garden and Forest featured a variety of articles, including literary, scientific, and practical pieces aimed at a range of readers. Users can search the digitized text by keyword or advanced search, or browse by volume and issue. The site also offers access to the University of Michigan Making of America (MOA) Journal Collection (reviewed in the November 18, 1997 Scout Report for Social Sciences), policy documents related to the role of digitization in preservation, and background on the project and efforts to ensure interoperability with other MOA projects. In addition to appealing to garden and horticulture enthusiasts, as well as anyone interested in old illustrations and advertisements, this site also offers a tantalizing example of things to come from the Preservation Reformatting Division and useful background information for archivists and librarians engaged in similar projects.
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Date of Scout Publication
January 14th, 2000
Date Of Record Creation
April 7th, 2003 at 11:55am
Date Of Record Release
April 7th, 2003 at 11:55am
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