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Accession 12-529,  Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science,  Project Files, 2002-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science
Title: Project Files
Dates: 2002-2007
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 12-529
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the SIguide project and the assets that were used in its design and creation. The SIguide project was intended to deliver museum content and information through wireless, handheld mobile devices to Smithsonian visitors at five museums: the National Postal Museum; the Smithsonian Institution Building; the National Museum of American History; the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; and the National Museum of Natural History. In 2006 the devices were tested both on Smithsonian staff and the public, but the project did not find a place at the Smithsonian and was ultimately not put into use. My Le Ducharme was the project manager for the SIguide project. Materials include asset inventories, user surveys, staff surveys, meeting minutes, videotapes, audiotapes, images, video recordings, and audio recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the SIguide and the assets that were used in its design and creation. The SIguide project was intended to deliver museum content and information through wireless, handheld mobile devices to Smithsonian visitors at five museums: the National Postal Museum; the Smithsonian Institution Building; the National Museum of American History; the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; and the National Museum of Natural History. In 2006 the devices were tested both on Smithsonian staff and the public, but the project did not find a place at the Smithsonian and was ultimately not put into use. My Le Ducharme was the project manager for the SIguide project. Materials include asset inventories, user surveys, staff surveys, meeting minutes, videotapes, audiotapes, images, video recordings, and audio recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-529, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, Project Files

Container List

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Staff user testing - Smithsonian Institution Building, 2005-2006

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Staff user testing - National Museum of American History, 2006

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Visitor user testing - Smithsonian Institution Building, 2006

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Visitor user testing - National Museum of American History, 2006

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Visitor user testing - National Postal Museum, 2006

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Visitor user testing - National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (UHC), 2006-2007

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Visitor user testing summary, 2006

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SIguide status meeting - January 11, 2007

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Correspondence - Copyright transfer agreements, 2007

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Inventories of assets from WiVID Systems, Inc., 2005-2006

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WiVID - B Roll from betas, VHS, and DVDs - Tapes 1-6, DVCAM (2 folders)

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World Trade Center aerials - Mid to late 1990s, BetacamSP

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Library of Congress recordings, 24:00 minutes, Digital betacam

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Biodiversity - September 14, 2006 - Tapes 1-4, DAT tapes

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Biodiversity - September 14, 2006 - Tapes 1-5, audiocassettes

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SIguide content masters - Uncompressed assets, Discs 1-18, 2005 (electronic records) (2 folders)

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SIguide content master - Final assets - Castle, NMAH, NPM, UHC - Databases, 2005 (electronic records)

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SIguide asset files - Raw assets, Discs 1-4, 2005 (electronic records)

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Voiceover narrations, 2005 (electronic records)

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Postal service - 1903 history - Videos, 2005 (electronic records)

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Collection images, 2005 (electronic records)

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) assets, 2006 (electronic records)

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NMNH assets, 2002-2005 (electronic records)

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WiVid assets [electronic records]

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