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The Smithsonian Institution is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its retail operations, concessions, licensing activities, and magazines. The Smithsonian has requested 797.6 USD million from Congress in 2011 to fund its operations. While most of its 19 museums, its zoo, and its nine research centers facilities are located in Washington, D.C., sites are also located in Arizona, Maryland, New York City, Virginia, Panama, and elsewhere. The Smithsonian has over 136 million items in its collections, publishes two magazines named Smithsonian (monthly) and Air & Space (bimonthly), and employs the Smithsonian Police to protect visitors, staff, and the property of its museums. The Institution's current logo is a stylized sun. The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world, and many of its buildings are historical and architectural landmarks. In addition, 168 other museums are Smithsonian affiliates. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Smithsonian Institution)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'smithsonian institution': 9 (0.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'smithsonian institution' across all Ariadne articles: 19
  • Average number of references to 'smithsonian institution' per Ariadne article: 2.11
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'smithsonian institution': 1996-11
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'smithsonian institution':

  1. constance rinaldo (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. tom baione (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. judith warnement (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. martin r. kalfatovic (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. susan fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Retooling Special Collections Digitisation in the Age of Mass Scanning

Constance Rinaldo, Judith Warnement, Tom Baione, Martin R. Kalfatovic and Susan Fraser describe results from a study to identify and develop a cost-effective and efficient large-scale digitisation workflow for special collections library materials.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

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