The Administrative Services Office (ASO) provides administrative support to all programs of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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The Digital Library department manages the projects, programs, and services which make up our Digital Library including high quality digitization services through our imaging center.
The Director's Office includes the Director, Deputy and Assistant Directors, as well as the Advancement Office.
"Metadata standards are like toothbrushes - everyone wants to use them, but no one wants to use anyone else's."
The Outreach and Education Office helps to share the Libraries' collections and expertise with the wider public. This team is responsible for coordinating social media, educational initiatives and internships and hosting tours and events.
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 and Catalog Management
Provides resources necessary for research such as books, dissertations and microfilm not held by Smithsonian Institution Libraries through inter-library loans.
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 department is responsible for creation and maintenance of the Libraries' website and for other computing services for the Libraries.