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What's New

It's Maple Time!

Published: March 27, 2010 by Robin M. Katz

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the CDI, the Maple Research Collection. In the historic photographs from UVM's Proctor Maple Research Center, researchers can view evidence on sugarbushes, tapping, and sugaring. Significant research on maple is now publicaly available online in the collection's UVM Agricultural Extension Bulletins from 1890-1988.

These materials were digitized thanks to a grant from the USDA's Agricultural Information Network (AgNIC) and will be featured alongside many other maple-related resources on the UVM Libraries' new Maple Research Website. Plus, we'll be adding this collection to the National Digital Library for Agriculture soon.

Celebrate with us all week! The UVM Libraries is hosting a Maple Week full of events:

  • Library Exhibits: "It's Always Maple Time in Vermont," "Sweet and Savory: Cooking with Maple," and "Women's Contributions to Maple"
  • A Maple Cook Off featuring notable local judges and tasty prizes on March 28
  • A lecture on March 31 by Middlebury College Professor John Elder on the impact of climate change on the maple industry.