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Smithsonian Libraries

Smithsonian Institution

Address: 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Phone: 202-633-2240

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Library details: Smithsonian Libraries is a Museum library.
This library is affiliated with Smithsonian Institution (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2,000,000 volumes.

Other Info: The Smithsonian Institution Libraries unites 21 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 2 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

Collection size2,000,000volumes
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemHorizon1999
Previous Automation SystemNOTIS1993
Previous Automation SystemGLIS1985
Previous Automation SystemNone
Discovery Service (w/index)Summon
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.

Automation Survey: The 2017 Automation Survey has been completed for this Library

Identifiers ID2302

Record History: This listing was created on Aug 11, 1998 and was last modified on Jan 4, 2018.

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