As part of its participation in the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries has recently digitized most of the series Bulletin of the United States National Museum (1875-1971) and the Proceedings of the United States National Museum (1878-1968). Both titles are museum-oriented publications that document important research at the Smithsonian, including reports on expeditions, catalogs of the collections and descriptions of new species.
The volumes come from SIL’s Smithsoniana collection, housed in the Museum Studies and Reference Library, and were scanned at the FedScan scanning center at the Library of Congress. Although the goal is to digitize both series in their entirety, you may notice a few missing issues. The scanning process was often complicated by the publications’ unexpected features like fold out maps. Check back as SIL solves these digitization conundrums and adds new volumes!