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Diane Zorich

Director, Digitization Program Office

As Director of the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office (DPO), Diane Zorich leads an expert team in digitizing Smithsonian collections to maximize their impact for the public. She oversees mass digitization, 3D digitization, and assessment activities that develop and improve digitization processes across the Institution.

The Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office wins prize in GBIF 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

By DPO on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:28

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat announced today that the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office (DPO) was selected by an expert jury as a winner in the 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge. The entry, submitted by DPO Informatics Program Officer Luis J. Villanueva, the GBIF Issues Explorer, won a Second Place award among 23 entries from countries around the world.

Jeanine Nault

Mass Digitization Program Officer

Jeanine Nault's career in cultural heritage digitization started serendipitously when her work-study job in college had her scanning barcodes and packing boxes in the Digital Conversion Unit for the University of Michigan libraries. While there, she received her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and English literature, and went on to receive a graduate degree in Museum Studies at the George Washington University here in DC.

Luis J. Villanueva

Informatics Program Officer

Luis joined the DPO in April 2018 to help enrich item-level records across all units of the Smithsonian.