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Author: Erin Thomas
Erin Thomas served as a Digital Collections Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries from 2009-2014.
If you’ve seen any of the 1,000+ physical copies of the books scanned through the History, Art, and Culture (HAC) Digitization Project, maybe you noticed a sticker just below the barcode that reads ”ONLINE.”
By any definition, the centerpiece of our digitization efforts at SILRA are the bicycling-related serials. To date, we’ve scanned nearly 100 items spanning titles like “The Wheel World,” “The Bearings,” and “The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review.”
Recently, the Libraries were fortunate to have hosted not one, but two knowledge management interns. Doug Dunlop, Suzanne Pilsk, and Erin Thomas facilitated their efforts under the umbrella of “Foundations for Knowledge Management at SI and SIL”.
Indian Notes, a recent entry into the Libraries’ digital collection through the History, Art, and Culture (HAC) Project. Lynne Altstatt, Librarian at the Vine Deloria, Jr. Library at the National Museum of the American Indian, selected this title for digitization because of the impact increased access will have for researchers of Native American culture.