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Smithsonian offers an e-book to detail its digitization efforts

Smithsonian offers an e-book to detail its digitization efforts

http://www.librarystuff.net/2013/08/28/smithsonian-offers-an-e-book-to-detail-its-digitization-efforts/

“The Smithsonian Institution released a free 77-page e-book Tuesday concerning one of the institution’s top priorities: digitizing 14 million objects in its massive collections. In “Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age,” G. Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian, writes that digitization, or the process of translating images and data into digital formats, is necessary for the Smithsonian to maintain its national and international footprint.” (via Washington Post)

Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age (8 page PDF)

http://www.si.edu/content/gwc/BestofBothWorldsExecSummary.pdf

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Posted on: September 23, 2013, 6:38 am Category: Uncategorized