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The DPO--What We Do

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:45 -- sysadmin
Author: 
Günter Waibel, DPO
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Making progress on the digitization challenge with Secretary Wayne Clough and Under Secretary Richard Kurin’s help.

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.

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