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Digitization: Cooper Hewitt Museum

Collections Digitization

The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.

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The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.

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The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.

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The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.

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The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.

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The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.

Collections Digitization

The DPO’s Collections Digitization Program supports the Smithsonian Institution in its efforts to digitize its collections as comprehensively, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible. We support our colleagues around the Smithsonian by helping to build workflows, which move objects from storage to digital capture stations efficiently; by creating sustained high speed, high quality digitization processes; by pairing up the digital surrogates we create with the collection records stored in the Smithsonian's various collection databases; and by making all this information available to you, the museum (and virtual museum) going public.

This responsibility takes us on a global hunt to find the best technologies and processes to achieve these goals; to conduct digitization projects to test and implement these new technologies and processes; to educate and train ourselves to understand these new approaches; and finally to integrate digitization operations into the day-to-day operations of the Smithsonian in order to give the world access to the Smithsonian’s vast collections.


Collections Digitization Dashboard

 

To view our digitization progress: https://shiny.si.edu/massdigi/