Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
This collection is comprised of motion picture, video, and audio recordings of three productions regarding issues related to biodiversity, biotic communities, and the study of these systems. "To Coexist: Diversity and Development" was produced for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The 30-minute program depicts how development professionals can take biological diversity into account when planning their projects. "Diversity Endangered" is a 10-minute video production demonstrating the interrelatedness of living organisms and the part that man plays in disturbing or preserving the crucial balance. "National Teleconference on BioDiversity," held September 24, 1986, was Smithsonian's first live teleconference produced for the Directorate of International Activities. The final event of the four-day National Forum on BioDiversity was cosponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institution. This 2-hour program was telecast via satellite to more than a hundred downlink sites on university campuses nationwide.
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- United States. Agency for International Development
- National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
- National Forum on BioDiversity (1986: Washington, D.C.)
- National Teleconference on BioDiversity (1986: Washington, D.C.)
- Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
- To Coexist: Diversity and Development (Video recording : 1989)
- National Teleconference on Biodiversity (Video recording : 1986)
- Biological diversity
- Biotic communities
- Media programs -- Education
- Documentary videos
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-121, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions