Past Events

Is a Rational Discussion of Open Access Possible?

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Rick Anderson for a talk on Open Access on Monday, March 10, in the Ripley Center, Quad, Lecture Hall (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.). Please join us for this exciting discussion! This is the second lecture in The Open Access Future series sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Smithsonian's Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough as the inaugural speaker in the Libraries' new lecture series, The Future of Access. Secretary Clough will discuss his new book, Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age, on January 15 in the Ripley Center, Quad, Lecture Hall (12:00-1:00 p.m.). 

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Adopt-a-Book Evening

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a unique and lively evening to benefit the Smithsonian Libraries' rare book and preservation programs. The event will feature German food, wine and beer, and entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to browse a trove of remarkable and historic volumes and are invited to learn more about the Libraries' special collections and why they must be preserved.

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20th Annual Dibner Library Lecture

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 5:00pm Read More...

Understanding Asian Papers and their Applications in Paper Conservation

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 9:00am

This unique three day workshop for up to 12 people provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the history of East Asian papers (Chinese, Korean and Japanese) and their applications in Western paper conservation practice today.

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