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Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board Meeting
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Social Media
Instagram: 598 followers
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Blog: 8,060 page views
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Once There Were Billions
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6 projects | 1,293 pages | 129 contributors
4 projects & 919 pages completed
Smithsonian Research Online+
Anacostia Community Museum: 2
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage: 5
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum: 7
Freer a...
Map and visualize researcher networks:
Example from SERC scientist
Cultural Heritage Library
• Cumulative downloads:
1,413,391
• Downloads since end
of last FY: 610,869
• Items exclusively in
CHL: 5,248
• 43% of collection is from
MSRL and SLRA –
general SI publications
and technology titles.
• 27% is from Art and
Design Li...
Smithsonian Libraries
Always a focus on the customer ...
Looking Forward
In any well-appointed
Natural History Library
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Thank You
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  1. 1. Martin R. Kalfatovic | 25 June 2014 Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board Meeting
  2. 2. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r {in no particular order}
  3. 3. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r Website
  4. 4. Rebranding
  5. 5. Website and Blog visits: 76,643/month Internal: 11% (7,378/month) External 89% (69,265/month) Fine print: includes Oct 2014 low SI use during furlough) Does not include use of SIRIS, OneSearch, etc
  6. 6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) floats Smthsonian Libraries' content to the top of search
  7. 7. OneSearch one ups classic Google by providing Smithsonian researchers with one box access to our subscribed resources.
  8. 8. Interns
  9. 9. Smithsonian Libraries Interns 6 paid | 17X unpaid | 23 total
  10. 10. Intern open house for 60+ interns from around the Smithsonian
  11. 11. Consulting & Visitors
  12. 12. 17 June 2014 Tour and Overview for 8 Russian Librarians from across the country 17 июня 2014 Тур и обзор в течение 8 российских библиотекарей со всей страны
  13. 13. 18 June 2014 Tour and Overview for 17 Librarians from 16 countries
  14. 14. Of Metaphors and Metadata The Importance of Metadata for the Collections of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms / State Department
  15. 15. Biodiversity Heritage Library
  16. 16. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r Just to let you know: your service is marvelous! I found so many books I never would be able to consult in libraries. Kind regards from Switzerland I would like to thank your team for bringing this world of literature to my desk. Currently I am using much of your 18-20th century works to complete a rather difficult task for an Australian Government project. With this access the work could never be accomplished. Many, many thanks
  17. 17. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r $511,000 grant to support Field Book Project
  18. 18. New Members: Washington University | Singapore | University of Illinois | New Affiliate: Chicago Botanic Garden
  19. 19. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r Surpassed 43m pages New staff: Outreach Manager | Field Book Cataloger | Field Book Project Manager
  20. 20. Product Development & Licensing
  21. 21. East/West Basics
  22. 22. Gale-Cengage Smithsonian Collections Online Gale-Cengage project wrapping up phase 1, ~800,000 SIL images Explorations on next projects: Art, Anthropology, Science Launches officially later this week at American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas
  23. 23. Social Media
  24. 24. Instagram: 598 followers Tumblr: 34,524 followers Blog: 8,060 page views
  25. 25. Upcoming social media campaign around Once There Were Billions
  26. 26. Transcription Center
  27. 27. 6 projects | 1,293 pages | 129 contributors 4 projects & 919 pages completed
  28. 28. Smithsonian Research Online+
  29. 29. Anacostia Community Museum: 2 Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage: 5 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum: 7 Freer and Sackler Galleries: 3 Museum Conservation Institute: 12 National Air & Space Museum: 61 National Museum of African American History and Culture: 2 National Museum of African Art: 2 National Museum of American History: 8 National Museum of Natural History: 283 National Museum of the American Indian: 3 National Postal Museum: 14 National Zoological Park: 84 Smithsonian American Art Museum: 6 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory: 219 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: 46 Smithsonian Institution Libraries: 8 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: 191 Total: 941 Research Output: FY 2014 82.5% from 4 research institutes/museums
  30. 30. Map and visualize researcher networks: Example from SERC scientist
  31. 31. Cultural Heritage Library
  32. 32. • Cumulative downloads: 1,413,391 • Downloads since end of last FY: 610,869 • Items exclusively in CHL: 5,248
  33. 33. • 43% of collection is from MSRL and SLRA – general SI publications and technology titles. • 27% is from Art and Design Libraries • 22% is from History and Culture Libraries • 2% from Special Collections • 6% is from Science Libraries (non-BHL collections) Contributing Libraries
  34. 34. Smithsonian Libraries Always a focus on the customer ...
  35. 35. Looking Forward In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned. Charles Davies Sherborn Epilogue to Index Animalium, March 1922 Content how they want it ...
  36. 36. … wherever they are ...
  37. 37. … whoever they are ...
  38. 38. Thank You
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