The Administrative Services Office (ASO) provides administrative support to all programs of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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The Director's Office includes the Director, Deputy and Assistant Directors, as well as the Advancement Office.
The Imaging Center provides high quality digital images for the Libraries.
Provides resources necessary for research, such as books, dissertations and microfilm not held by Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Committed to the preservation, safe exhibition, and long-term access to the Smithsonian Libraries' collections.
With 20 library locations in most of the Smithsonian's museums and research centers, the Research Services Division manages the physical collections of the Libraries and serves the information needs of the Smithsonian's researchers, scholars, and the general public.
The Resource Acquisitions department handles the purchase of books and journals, coordination of materials acquired through gift or exchange, loans of books and articles from other libraries (inter-library loan) and management of serials (journals) and serial subscriptions.
The Resource Description department includes Original Cataloging, Catalog Management, and Metadata.
Scholarly Communications staff manage Smithsonian Research Online which includes both the Smithsonian Digital Document Repository (using DSpace) and the Smithsonian Research Bibliography.
The Special Collections Department arranges, describes, houses, and provides access to the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections held in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology and the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History.
The Web Services and Digital Library department is responsible for creation and maintenance of the Libraries' website which includes the Digital Library.