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Digitization

The Smithsonian's museums, libraries, and archives are digitizing collections to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility. Digitization involves creation of both an electronic record and a digital image or other surrogate. Our goal is to have all holdings covered by electronic records and a prioritized subset covered by digital images. The assets are available online at our main Collections Search Center and other Smithsonian websites. To learn more, visit: dpo.si.edu. Volunteers can join in the effort via the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

 
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Available Media Files, Smithsonian Collections Search Center
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Smithsonian Collections Search Center

Images & other media files available through Collections Search Center, the Smithsonian's central online catalog of collections held by our museums, archives & libraries. collections.si.edu

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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New Available Media Files, Collections Search Center

 
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Smithsonian Collections Search Center

Images & other media files available through Collections Search Center, the Smithsonian's central online catalog of collections held by our museums, archives & libraries. collections.si.edu

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Digital Volunteers

 
Pages Transcribed

Smithsonian Transcription Center
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Digital Volunteers

Number of active contributors to the Smithsonian Transcription Center. This online platform invites people around the world to play an important role in the Institution’s digitization effort. Digital Volunteers unlock the content inside digitized images of rich historic documents, as well as collection records for important natural history specimens. Become a volunteer at transcription.si.edu