Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer
Administrative Records, 1967, 1977-2013
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Katherine P. Spiess documenting strategic planning, project development, policies, and professional outreach in relation to collection information management, digitization, digital asset management, digital outreach, and emerging technologies. Spiess began her Smithsonian career in 1975 as a collections registration specialist at the National Museum of History and Technology, renamed the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in 1980. In 1984, Spiess was named Chief of the newly formed Computer Services Center. In 1985, she returned to the Office of the Registrar as the Assistant Registrar and later the Deputy Registrar. In 1993, she was named Acting Assistant Director for Collections Management Services and was later given the permanent position. In approximately 1999, Spiess became the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives within the Office of Affiliations. Spiess left NMAH in 2007 to launch the Central Digitization Office within the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Information Officer and retired at the end of 2009. Materials include reports, meeting materials, correspondence, planning documents, policies, presentations, flow charts, bibliographies, notes, and related materials. A small amount of material may have been created or maintained by other staff.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 5/4/2001 memorandum, Johnstone to Bass; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Spiess, Katherine P.
- National Museum of American History (U.S.). Office of the Registrar
- National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Office of the Registrar
- National Museum of American History (U.S.). Computer Services Center
- National Museum of American History (U.S.). Office of Affiliations
- Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer. Central Digitization Office
- Museums -- Collection management
- Museum registrars
- Information technology
- Information resources management
- Historical museums
- Museums -- Administration
- Museums and the Internet
- United States -- History
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-349, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Records