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Digital Transitions: Division of Cultural Heritage is a proud sponsor of this year’s Smithsonian Digitization Fair in Washington D.C.

We are excited to support the Smithsonian and their programs that asks the harder questions, this year we are focused on the following:

  • How can digitized collections be used to sustain the environment, revitalize cultures, change education or cultivate civic engagement?
  • What impact can these collections have on key challenges such as social justice, human migration or worldwide pandemics?
  • Where can these collections spur economies and seed innovation?
  • Museums, archives and libraries know how to make digital collections accessible. They are less certain of how to make them influential.

Learn more about the Smithsonian’s efforts and this year’s fair here


This challenge is the theme of the 2017 Smithsonian Digitization Fair. Sponsored by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, this two-day event will explore how digitized collections can affect lives in significant and measurable ways by:


  • Showcasing examples where digitized collections have initiated creativity, innovation and change in some area of human endeavor;
  • Exploring ways museums, archives and libraries can maximize the impact of their digitized collections; and
  • Investigating ways museums, archives and libraries can measure the impact of their digitized collections
  • Click here to see DTDCH’s products that help achieve the Smithsonian’s goals