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Smithsonian Libraries Open Their Doors To Interns and Fellows

Posted on June 12, 2014 by in The OFI Blog



OFI Intern Michelle Fast with Martha the passenger pigeon

On Tuesday, June 10, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) hosted an open house at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Visitors were able to attend a presentation about the many research tools available at the libraries, learn about the digitization process at the Biodiversity Heritage Library, view rare books, explore the library, and fold paper passenger pigeons.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is in the process of creating digital accounts of their collection so that it is entirely searchable online.

Learn more about the paper pigeons and the Fold the Flock project here.


OFI Intern Emma Auburn explores the library


Library visitors view rare books from the Biodiversity Heritage Library