Tina Muracco is the new Director of Development for the Libraries. She earned a B.A. in Media Studies from Penn State University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. In her new role at the Smithsonian, Tina hopes to educate donors and friends about the Libraries’ treasures and changing needs.
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The Libraries welcomes new library technician Alex Edezhath! Alex’s position is in the original cataloging division. His primary duties included checking in and adding serials, managing the catalog records of serials, and assisting with Smithsonian Research Online.
Gilbert Borrego is the new Library Technician for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project at Smithsonian Libraries. He is responsible for the identification, preparation, pagination and quality control inspection of material to be digitized for BHL.
The Libraries, in a continuing partnership with Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, has converted select publications from the Smithsonian Contributions and Studies Series to digital formats for use on Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers.
The National Museum of American History Library recently acquired a four volume set entitled Antonius Stradivarius edited by Jost Thone & Jan Rohrmann with text by Alessandra Barabaschi, et al. A few of the instruments depicted in this work can be found on display at the museum. This book provides background on these Stradivarius instruments.
He begins by talking about Disney’s film Enchanted, for which he designed the opening and closing pop-up scenes, and ends the talk with something that never fails to delight his young audiences — Harry Potter.
In February the Libraries deposited the 10,000th publication in the Smithsonian Digital Repository, part of the Smithsonian Research Online program. This milestone was achieved with a collaborative paper by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute researcher Ben Hirsch and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo geneticist Jesus Maldonado.