This accession consists of the "Smithsonian Research Computing" website as it existed on December 16, 2019. The website, maintained by the Office of the Chief Information
Officer, provides information about the Smithsonian Institution's e-research infrastructure from project planning through analysis, publishing, and long-term data management.
Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the website of the Office of Research Information Services, part of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, as it existed on February
29, 2020, and again on March 25, 2020. The website details services provided by the office to support researchers' data management and computing infrastructure needs. The
website was taken offline shortly after these crawls. Much of the content had been incorporated into the "Smithsonian Research Computing" website that launched the previous
year. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the "Cerro Ballena" website as it existed on December 17, 2019. Cerro Ballena is a unique paleontological site located in the Atacama Region
of Chile. In 2010, paleontologists discovered a rich fossil site containing dozens of whale skeletons, along with the remains of other extinct marine mammals and other marine
vertebrates. In 2011, paleontologists from Chile and the United States conducted rapid documentation and digitization of this site. This website provides information about
the site and the project which was led by Nicholas D. Pyenson, Research Geologist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology. The Digitization Program
Office within the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Information Officer, provided three-dimensional digitization support for the project. This accession also includes
server files for the website. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of three pan-institutional listservs maintained by the Office of the Chief Information Officer. One listserv focused on digitization programs,
another was intended for webmasters, and the third dealt with cultural heritage policy issues. The listservs were commonly used for announcements, questions, and discussions.
All members of the listservs were able to post to their respective listserv. Materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034; Transferring office; 5/4/2001 memorandum, Johnstone to Bass; Contact reference staff for details.