On January 15, the Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer presented the first talk of a new lecture series, The Open Access Future, to address the Smithsonian Institution on the future of libraries, museums, and archives in a digital world. In 2014, the series will feature speakers with expertise in topics such as scholarly publishing, research data curation and communication, and altmetrics.
We were pleased to welcome Secretary Wayne Clough as the inaugural speaker in the series. Secretary Clough discussed his new book, Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age. His book draws from his perspective as a museum leader, educator, and enthusiast to provide invaluable insight into how digital technologies will radically alter our existing institutions, make access to their embedded knowledge widely available, and enable learning and research anytime, anywhere.
If you missed the lecture either in-person or by webcast, check it out below: