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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 20-001

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer

Administrative Records, 1972-2007, 2011-2015

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1972-2007, 2011-2015
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 20-001
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Joseph L. Russo documenting technological developments, strategic planning, and projects in relation to computer technology and the growth of databases and the internet at the Smithsonian Institution. Russo began his Smithsonian career in 1982 as a fisheries biologist for the United States Department of Commerce, stationed at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). In 1983, he joined the Smithsonian's Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM) as a computer programmer analyst in the Scientific Applications Division (SAD) which later became the Information Support Services Division (ISSD). In 1987 and 1988, he was head software specialist and acting manager of the ISSD. In 1989, he was named Manager. In May of 1991, Russo oversaw the evolution of the ISSD to the Research Systems Division (RSD). The RSD was abolished in February of 1992 and Russo was reassigned to the SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) Office. In 1993, he returned to the SAD and, by 1994, became the manager of the Collections Information Systems Division. In 1995, he became Assistant Director of the Information Technology Services Division at the same time the OIRM became the Office of Information Technology (OIT). In 2002 the OIT became the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Russo became the Collections Systems Division manager in the Office of Systems Modernization. Materials include correspondence, reports, meeting materials, planning documents, clippings, a photograph, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. A small amount of material may have been created or maintained by other staff.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Joseph L. Russo documenting technological developments, strategic planning, and projects in relation to computer technology and the growth of databases and the internet at the Smithsonian Institution. Russo began his Smithsonian career in 1982 as a fisheries biologist for the United States Department of Commerce, stationed at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). In 1983, he joined the Smithsonian's Office of Information Resource Management as a computer programmer analyst in the Scientific Applications Division (SAD) which later became the Information Support Services Division (ISSD). In 1987 and 1988, he was head software specialist and acting manager of the ISSD. In 1989, he was named Manager. In May of 1991, Russo oversaw the evolution of the ISSD to the Research Systems Division (RSD). The RSD was abolished in February of 1992 and Russo was reassigned to the SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) Office. In 1993, he returned to the SAD and, by 1994, became the manager of the Collections Information Systems Division. In 1995, he became Assistant Director of the Information Technology Services Division at the same time the OIRM became the Office of Information Technology (OIT). In 2002 the OIT became the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Russo became the Collections Systems Division manager in the Office of Systems Modernization. Materials include correspondence, reports, meeting materials, planning documents, clippings, a photograph, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. A small amount of material may have been created or maintained by other staff.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 5/4/2001 memorandum, Johnstone to Bass; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-001, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1985

Box 1 of 6

Cognos, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 6

Collette, B. B., 1983-1993

Box 1 of 6

Doering, Zahava, 1986-1995 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Dorr, Larry, September 1997

Box 1 of 6

Folklife, 2000-2003

Box 1 of 6

Gibbs, Robert, 1972

Box 1 of 6

Gigliotti, Joanne, Resident Associate Program (RAP), 1990-1992

Box 1 of 6

Gomon, Janet, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), May 1988

Box 1 of 6

Hoffmann, R. S., 1987

Box 1 of 6

Hoptman, Glen, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 6

House, Peter, December 1998

Box 1 of 6

Karnella ACRE and Deep Dump Projects, 1973-1976

Box 1 of 6

Maloy, Robert, August 1985

Box 1 of 6

Mammals of the World (Wilson, D.), 1991-1992

Box 1 of 6

Manning, Ray, 1983-1986

Box 1 of 6

Marcalus, V., 1984-1989

Box 1 of 6

MeLich, Michael, July 1986

Box 1 of 6

Mitchell, Roy, 1990

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Newman, C. B. (Under Secretary) Materials, 1992

Box 1 of 6

Naval Underwater Sound Lab Documentation, 1972-1984

Box 1 of 6

Naval Underwater Systems Center (NUSC) Contract, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 6

Navy (NUSC Contract) Task/Correspondence, 1980-1983

Box 1 of 6

Natural History Building (NHB) Registration, 1989

Box 1 of 6

NHB Scientific Computing Committee Survey, 1984, 1987

Box 1 of 6

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), 1987

Box 1 of 6

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), November 1992

Box 1 of 6

NUSC Job Control Language (JCL) and Output File Documentation, 1982

Box 1 of 6

Naval Underwater Systems Center (NUSC), 1983

Box 1 of 6

Outreach, 2000-2003

Box 1 of 6

Secretary, The Office of, 1989

Box 1 of 6

Simons, Ross, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 6

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), 1986-1993 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Visions Foundation, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 6

150th, 1996

Box 2 of 6

Academic Computing, 1991-1992

Box 2 of 6

Biology Curriculum Innovation Study (BioCIS), February 1991 Meeting, February 1991

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BioCIS Documents, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 6

BioCIS International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Project, 1990-1993

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BITNET Application, 1986

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BITNET Application, 1988

Box 2 of 6

BITNET Connection, 1987-1991

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California Academy of Sciences (CAS) Review, 1980-1986

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Compressed Work Schedule, 1980, 1992

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IBM Digital Library Correspondence, 1997-2001 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence, 1983-1988

Box 2 of 6

Cost Center Transfer, 1994

Box 2 of 6

Digital Library Indexing/Searching, 1995-1998

Box 2 of 6

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Digital Library (DL) Closeout, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 6

Digital Library Hardware Maintenance, 1999-2000

Box 2 of 6

Digital Library Requirements and Other Documents, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 6

Digital Library Specification Sheets - Hardware, 1996-1999

Box 2 of 6

Digital Library Meeting, March 22, 1999

Box 2 of 6

Email, 1986-1988 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Every Volunteer Accounted for in Samaritan (EVANS), 2011

Box 2 of 6

EVANS How to, 2012-2015

Box 2 of 6

Graves Report (Draft), 1981, 1997-1998 (includes electronic records)

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Graves, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

INCAL Documentation, 1986

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Infinite Illusions Symposium, 1990

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Information Resource Management (IRM) Planning Symposium, August 15, 1989

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IRM Vision Project, 1992

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Information Resource Management Advisory Group (IRMAG), January 28-30, 1992

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Information Support Services, 1986-1987

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Inpad Documentation, 1986, 1988 (includes electronic records)

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Smithsonian Institution Internet Web Home Page, 1994-1995

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Internet - Products Committee, 1991-1992

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Internet Committee Correspondence, 1994

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Internet Committee Charter, 1994

Box 3 of 6

Internet Committee Documents, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 6

Internet, 1990-1992

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Internet, 1992-1993

Box 3 of 6

Information Resource Management (IRM) Plan, 1990

Box 3 of 6

Information Support Services Division (ISSD) Goals and Objectives, 1987-1988

Box 3 of 6

Information Resource Management Symposium Synthesis Group (ISSG), 1989

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Information Technology Initiatives (ITI) Planning, 2003

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Budget and Planning, 1997-1999

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Information Technology (IT) Planning Material, 2003 (April)

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Information Technology Services (ITS) Reorganization, 1995

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Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), 1996-1997

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Local Area Network (LAN) Value-added Service, 1985

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Managers Meetings, 1986

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Managers Meetings, 1987-1989

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Managers Meetings, 1989

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Managers Meetings, 1989-1996

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McManis Report, 1988-1989

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Box 4

Mission Statements - Information Support Services Division (ISSD), 1985-1989

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Memoranda and Correspondence, 1992-1993

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Memoranda and Correspondence, 1991

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Memoranda and Correspondence, 1990 (2 folders)

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Memoranda and Correspondence - Specific, FY 1989

Box 4 of 6

Memoranda and Correspondence - General, FY 1989

Box 4 of 6

Memoranda, FY 1988 (1987-1989)

Box 4 of 6

Memoranda Pre-FY 1986 (1983-1986)

Box 4 of 6

Memoranda and Correspondence, FY 1986 (1985-1987)

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Memoranda - Distribution, 1985-1987

Box 4 of 6

Memoranda, FY 1987 (1986-1988) (folder 1 of 2)

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Memoranda, FY 1987 (1986-1988) (folder 2 of 2)

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Networks - National Exclusive of BITNET, 1990

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Networking Task Force, 1996-1997

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Natural History Building (NHB) Scientific Computing Committee, 1982-1988

Box 5 of 6

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 1990-1991

Box 5 of 6

NMAI Technology Consultation, September 9-10, 1991 (1989-1991)

Box 5 of 6

Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM) Organization Charts and Personnel, 1987-1991

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OIRM Creation, 1981-1982

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Organizational Charts - Office of Information Technology (OIT), 1989-1997

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Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony (PAUP), 1983-1986

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Position Descriptions (PDs), 1985-1989

Box 5 of 6

Phylogenetics General, 1988

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Realignment - OIRM, 1992

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Reorganization - Information Support Services Division (ISSD), 1988-1991

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Reorganization - ISSD, FY 1991 (1987-1991)

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Research Systems Division (RSD)/Russo, 1990-1992

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Research Advisory Committee, 1990-1992

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Research Models, 1990

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Research Support, 1990-1991

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RSD Abolishment, 1992-1993

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Box 6

Statistical Analysis System (SAS), 1991-1992

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Smithsonian Institution Small Computer Users Group, 1983-1986

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Smithsonian Institution Proprietary Security System (SIPSS), 1976, 1984, 1993

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SIPSS Memoranda, 1983-1986

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SIPSS-OIRM Communication, 1983-1985

Box 6 of 6

Smithsonian Institution Press Electronic Publishing Request to Under Secretary Newman, 1993

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Space, 1991

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Standards Smithsonian Institution Microcomputers, 1981-1983 (2 folders)

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Status Reports (John Wilson), 1984-1985

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Status Reports, 1983-1985

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Status Reports, 1986

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Trusted Digital Repository (TDR) Working Group, 1998-2007

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Status Reports, 1987

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Status Reports, 1988

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Strategic Planning, 1988-1989

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Torcher, 1990

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Training Room, 1986-1989

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Videohistory, Smithsonian Institution Program, 1992

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