This accession consists of the Smithsonian Metrics Dashboard as it existed on March 18, 2020. The Dashboard, located on the Smithsonian Institution website, makes available
to the public a variety of statistics related to virtual interactions, public engagement, collections, research, staffing, and operations across the Smithsonian. The metrics
are collected, compiled, and presented by the Smithsonian Organization and Audience Research. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars website as it existed on February 28, 2020. The Congress of Scholars is an organization composed of
representatives from all Smithsonian Institution museums and units that carry out scholarly research. Its goal is to enhance communications among scholarly staff across the
Institution and to address issues of common concern to the Smithsonian research community. The website includes information about the organization and the lectures and research
awards it sponsors. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the Institute for Biodiversity Genomics website as it existed on March 16, 2020. The Institute for Biodiversity Genomics refers to the biodiversity
genomics program which unites the efforts of existing Smithsonian Institution research entities and a suite of partners around the world that will help scientists address
the challenges of sustaining biodiversity on a changing planet. Smithsonian participants include the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The website includes information
about the Institute and its research. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the Smithsonian Second Opinion website as it existed on December 13, 2019, shortly after Secretary David Skorton left the Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Second Opinion is an Institution-wide digital platform for thought leaders to explore challenges facing the nation and the world at large. Four times a year, Secretary
Skorton convened a panel of experts representing a spectrum of thought for a roundtable discussion on an issue. A video and transcript of the discussion, along with articles,
educational resources, and other content elements are added to this website. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the Arts and Industries Building website as it existed on March 18, 2020. The website was maintained by the Smithsonian Facilities, Office
of Planning, Design, and Construction and includes information about the history, architecture, and revitalization of the Smithsonian Institution's second building which was
completed in 1881. It also includes a biographical page about Rachel Goslins who was hired in 2016 as the first director of the Arts and Industries Building. Shortly after
this crawl, ownership of the website would be transferred from Smithsonian Facilities to the Arts and Industries Building and shift focus from the building itself to the events
and programs happening inside of it. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) website, crawled February 11, 2020, and the Smithsonian Collections Blog,
crawled March 18, 2020.
The SIRIS website is the public search portal for several Smithsonian Institution library, archives, and research catalogs. This accession primarily consists of the informational
pages on the website and does not include detailed collections information.
The Smithsonian Collections Blog highlights the hidden treasures from over 2 million collections by bringing together archivists, museum specialists, and librarians from
around the Smithsonian Institution to write about new collections, current works in progress, or other interesting materials in order to highlight collections, unveil hidden
collections as they come online, and relate to current events with historical artifacts, artwork and research materials from the past. The blog opened in March 2012.
This accession consists of the Smithsonian Exhibits website as it existed on March 18, 2020. The website includes information about Smithsonian Exhibits and the services
it provides; descriptions and images of highlighted projects and exhibitions; and details about the annual Smithsonian Award for Excellence in Exhibitions. In addition, the
website includes a blog with posts dating as early as November 2006. Materials are in electronic format.