May 28, 2022

Staff From the Smithsonian Institutions Archives Discuss “Maintaining the Archive for the World’s Largest Museum Complex”

The ODI [Open Data Institute] Fridays talk, “Maintaining the Archive for the World’s Largest Museum Complex” was recorded on October 16, 2020.

From the Open Data Institute Website:

“What kind of work goes into maintaining the archives responsible for capturing the history of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex? Staff from the Smithsonian Institution Archives will discuss how they lean on data to collect, preserve, and make accessible the history of the Smithsonian Institution. Topics will range from caring for born-digital collections to writing descriptive metadata for photographic materials to preserving physical documents and audio-visual materials.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.