Professional Forum 4: Smithsonian Open Access Program at Three
Wednesday, April 5th: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Originally submitted by email on Sep 30, 2022, 10:07 PM Eastern US:
Format: Professional Forum or Paper
An overview of the implementation and impact of the Smithsonian\’s Open Access program.
The benefits of Open Access content, including search engine optimization, utilization in voice assistant applications, and algorithmic uses for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Smithsonian\’s work with Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons) to make their collections more widely available in the digital realm by working with the world\’s largest multilingual reference work.
How the AWHI has used open access collections data and public programming to improve available knowledge about women\’s content, including: women aviators and scientists, Black women in food history, First Nations, Asian American and Pacific Islander historical figures.
With the Smithsonian planning two new national museums focused on American Latinx and women’s history, how the OA program can support the immediate needs of promoting knowledge equity with digital content.