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2014 Museum Surrogate Assessment
Author: Jessica Warner Beauchamp, DPO
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 14:02
The Smithsonian Institution's Digitization Program Office (DPO) establishes metrics which track digitization progress across the Smithsonian, and implements policy for the creation, management and oversight of millions of Smithsonian digital assets.
Making progress on the digitization challenge with Secretary Wayne Clough and Under Secretary Richard Kurin’s help.
Author: Günter Waibel, DPO
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 04:45
The Digitization Program Office (DPO) was founded to “integrate digitization into the core functions of the Smithsonian,” as the inaugural digitization strategic plan eloquently states. With 138 million objects and specimens, 157 thousand cubic feet of archival materials, and 2 million library volumes, all of which are housed in 41 facilities, 19 museums and 9 research centers, the scale and diversity of Smithsonian collections presents a unique digitization challenge.