The first Smithsonian museum to digitize their collections calls the project Digital Zero. They have photographed the entire collection and uploaded the image files into a digital asset management (DAM) system. The collection includes more than 40,000 objects and almost double that number in images. This is a great opportunity for scholars and researchers as well as everyday virtual visitors to have 24/7 access to this collection of art. This interesting information came from Bento in their article, “Open F|S: Digital Zero.”

Having examined the rights information on every object and marked them appropriately and reviewed records, both complete and incomplete, and deemed them acceptable to make public, this project goes live on January 1, 2015. This is an ambitious project utilizing digitization to bring once unreachable art to more users.

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