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Venezuelan Botany Specimen is Half-Millionth Item Digitized!

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:30 -- BeauchampJW
Author: 
Jessica Beauchamp, DPO
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Mass digitization at National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office team, working alongside staff from 9 museums across the Smithsonian, has reached a monumental digitization milestone!  On Friday, November 6th, a Venezuelan Botany specimen sheet from the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Botany made its way down the conveyor belt, making it the 1/2-millionth item that a DPO-managed project has digitized since our Mass Digitization program began in earnest in late 2013.  

NOT Business as Usual at the 2014 Smithsonian Digitization Fair

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:51 -- BeauchampJW
Author: 
Günter Waibel, Director, Digitization Program Office, OCIO
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2014 Smithsonian Institution Digitization Fair

At the Smithsonian’s biennial Digitization Fair, we strive to bring together the entire digitization community from our 19 museums and 9 research centers to share best practices, great ideas and lofty visions. This year, for the first time, we also invited a range of presenters from left field, so to speak.

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