Press Releases


Smithsonian Libraries Hosts Preservation Matters!

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries will host an afternoon program titled Preservation Matters! on April 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. This event is in conjunction with the American Library Association’s National Preservation Week (April 21-27).

New Name for Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries announced today that it is changing its name to Smithsonian Libraries. 

Smithsonian Institution Announces Partnership with Digital Public Library of America

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Institution will join with the Digital Public Library of America to provide links to a wealth of the Institution’s cultural and scientific content. The DPLA pilot project, which combines and centralizes links to the collections of participating cultural institutions, launches April 18 in Boston.

Biodiversity Heritage Library Awarded a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:00am

The International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program announced the Biodiversity Heritage Library as a 2013 Laureate on March 19. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

Biodiversity Heritage Library Announces New User Interface

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Today the Biodiversity Heritage Library released a new user interface. The new interface was informed by usability studies and is based on the design and functionality of the BHL-Australia portal.