Smithsonian Libraries Announces 2014 Professional Development Internships

February 5, 2014

The Smithsonian Libraries will offer new, paid internships for the Professional Development Program in the summer of 2014. These internships are open to graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries. The Libraries will award up to three paid summer internships this academic year.

Best of Both Worlds Video

January 29, 2014

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.

Smithsonian Libraries Research Opportunities 2015

January 27, 2014

Situated at the center of the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Libraries is a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational enterprise of the Institution. Each Smithsonian scholar engages in an individual voyage of discovery using the artifacts and specimens of the Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with the Libraries’ written and illustrated record of the past. The Libraries is uniquely positioned to help scholars understand the continuing vitality of this more »

The Importance of Conserving Books

January 24, 2014

By Richard Barden As the Manager for Preservation Services at the National Museum of American History, I oversee and direct the work of the Museum’s three conservation laboratories (Costume/Textiles, Objects, and Paper) and direct the preservation activities of the museum. This year, I was selected to participate in the Smithsonian Institution’s Palmer Leadership Development Program. As part of the program, I am required to work at another Smithsonian unit for 20 to more »

Biodiversity Heritage Library Releases First iBook

January 17, 2014

The Biodiversity Heritage Library has launched its first iBook, Every Week is Shark Week. 

Smithsonian Libraries Releases Courses on iTunes U

January 8, 2014

The Smithsonian Libraries today launched three courses of selected content on iTunes U that focus on topics in early aviation and space history. This release increases exposure of Libraries material and is an innovative way to reach new audiences. iTunes U is a dedicated area within iTunes that gives users public access to hundreds of thousands of free lectures, videos books, podcasts and courses from learning institutions all over the world. With more »

Secretary Clough Discusses “Best of Both Worlds” in The Open Access Future Series

The Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer present a new lecture series, The Open Access Future, to address the 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 are pleased to welcome Secretary Wayne Clough as the inaugural speaker in the series. Secretary Clough will discuss 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.   Secretary Wayne Clough Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age January 15, 2014, 12pm-1pm (EST)     This lecture will be webcast live!  Live tweet the event! #LAMFutures more »

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