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Digital Programs & Initiatives

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Digital Programs & Initiatives. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board New Member Orientation. 28 February 2019.

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Digital Programs & Initiatives

  1. 1. Martin R. Kalfatovic Associate Director | Smithsonian Libraries | 28 February 2019 Digital Programs & Initiatives
  2. 2. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
  3. 3. A Strategic Network Preservation Exhibitions Publications Space Feedback Training Fellows Research Cycle Collections Amplifying Research Digitization BHL Smithsonian Libraries Collaboration Expanding Reach Wikimedia OCLC Resource Sharing Social Media Public Relations Internships Education National Programs Smithsonian Global Cooperation
  4. 4. A Strategic Network Exhibitions Publications Research Cycle Collections Amplifying Research Digitization BHL Smithsonian Libraries Collaboration Expanding Reach Wikimedia Social Media Public Relations Internships Education National Programs Smithsonian Global Cooperation
  5. 5. Collections, Digitization & Discovery
  6. 6. “It was resolved to make special collections of books; particularly to procure such as are not in the country, and also, in order to render more available those which are now in our libraries, to prepare, as far as practicable, a general catalogue of all the books they contain.” — Joseph Henry (1851)
  7. 7. Our Collections Are Vital 2,123,628 2,100,147 2,009,106 2,166,450 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 General Use: 1,560,938 Special Collections: 90,584 Media Non-Book: 29,040 American Trade Lit: 467,871 Electronic: 18,017
  8. 8. Digitization Stefaan Hurts, Imaging Specialist
  9. 9. Strategic Collections Digitization Roy V. Wright & George Mitchell, Locomotive dictionary, 4th ed. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company [c1916] George M. Kober, History and development of the housing movement in the city of Washington, Washington, D.C.: Washington Sanitary Improvement Company (1907)
  10. 10. A Discovery Service Find at library.si.edu/research 141,837 Searches in Fiscal Year 2017
  11. 11. Amplifying Research at the Smithsonian and Around the World
  12. 12. “The key to unlock the door to the storehouse of knowledge is the scientist and the historian, but the light illuminating the room is the library.” — S. Dillon Ripley (1966)
  13. 13. Research Information Management SIL manages over 87,000 Smithsonian-authored scholarly publications & datasets through Smithsonian Research Online (SRO), is launching an expertise-locator platform called Smithsonian Profiles, and collaborates on a movement towards institution-wide Research Data Management
  14. 14. Integration in Smithsonian’s Dashboard Find SRO in the Research section of si.edu/dashboard
  15. 15. Biodiversity Heritage Library 20Members As of February 2019 22Affiliates 80+ WORLDWIDE PARTNERS 56+Million Digitized Pages
  16. 16. Collaborations: The Smithsonian & The World
  17. 17. “Scholars, writers, historians, and professionals in various disciplines work with the museum's collections and extensive reference library to create an unrivaled center of learning in the history and development of air and space exploration.” — S. Dillon Ripley (1966)
  18. 18. Within the Smithsonian The Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE) Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative Digital Programs Advisory Council Smithsonian Institution Council of Education Directors Collections Information Management Committee Smithsonian Institution Archives & Special Collections Council SIL Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee
  19. 19. Across the Nation Art Libraries Society of North America Program for Cooperative Cataloging OCLC Research Library Partnership Development Officers of Research & Academic Libraries Digital Public Library of America Association of Research Libraries SIL Metro NY Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine FEDLINK Council of Botanical Horticulture Libraries Coalition for Network Information Digital Library Federation American Library Association
  20. 20. Around the Globe Academic Library Advancement and Development Network Global Philatelic Library The Biodiversity Heritage Library The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions International Council for Scientific and Technical Information SIL Global SI
  21. 21. Expanding Our Reach, Educating, & Revenue Generating
  22. 22. “The worth and importance of the Institution is not to be estimated by what it accumulates within the walls of its building, but by what it sends forth to the world.” — Joseph Henry (1853)
  23. 23. Staying Social Over 200K fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr
  24. 24. Working with Smithsonian Enterprises
  25. 25. Wikimedia Diane Shaw, Special Collections Librarian
  26. 26. Growing K-12 Outreach Sara Cardello, Education Specialist
  27. 27. Internships Torre Barnes, Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology intern
  28. 28. Diversity & Inclusion
  29. 29. Diversity & Inclusion in Access Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections (January 2017). ALCTS 2017 Midwinter Symposium • Equitable Access to Collections • Diversity and Visibility in Collection Development and Management • The Power of the Catalog: Inclusion and Advocacy in Cataloging
  30. 30. Diversity & Inclusion in Access
  31. 31. Conclusion Cheap Complex Devices
  32. 32. “The capability of the Libraries to capitalize on the new technologies affecting library service continues to be strengthened by the involvement of its staff in substantive activities of the library world in which the technologies are developing.... The Libraries' year may thus be characterized as one of continued offerings of service at a higher level of output, of improving performance capability through an upgrading of automation effort, and of analysis of future directions for a modern museum research library enterprise.” — Russell Shank (1968)
  33. 33. Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) Smithsonian Regent, 1943-1955
  34. 34. Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) Smithsonian Regent, 1943-1955 The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability; and something is bound to come of it. Vannevar Bush, in “As We May Think” (1945)
  35. 35. Equally Complex Devices
  36. 36. “The capability of the Libraries to capitalize on the new technologies affecting library service continues to be strengthened by the involvement of its staff in substantive activities of the library world in which the technologies are developing.... The Libraries' year may thus be characterized as one of continued offerings of service at a higher level of output, of improving performance capability through an upgrading of automation effort, and of analysis of future directions for a modern museum research library enterprise.” — Russell Shank (1968)
  37. 37. A Strategic Network Preservation Exhibitions Publications Space Feedback Training Fellows Research Cycle Collections Amplifying Research Digitization BHL Smithsonian Libraries Collaboration Expanding Reach Wikimedia OCLC Resource Sharing Social Media Public Relations Internships Education National Programs Smithsonian Global Cooperation
  38. 38. Thank you! Questions?

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