10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Other Info: The Smithsonian Institution Libraries unites 20 libraries into one system supported by an online catalog of the combined collections. We maintain publication exchanges with more than 4,000 institutions worldwide that supply Smithsonian scientists and curators with current periodicals, exhibition catalogs, and professional society publications. Through preservation treatments, experts work to save the Smithsonian's 1.5 million printed books and manuscripts for future generations. Skilled catalogers apply new "metadata" rules to make websites as accessible as books on the shelf. Our Imaging Center creates electronic versions of rare books and other distinctive collections, as well as exhibitions and specialized finding aids. The Libraries offers its treasures to the nation through book exhibitions, lectures, special tours, and a well-designed public website.
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Administration: The director of the library is Nancy E. Gwinn .
Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
Record History: This listing was created on Aug 11, 1998 and was last modified on Sep 24, 2014.