Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on May 8, 1995

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In 2017, the Smithsonian announced its goal to reach one billion people every year with a digital-first strategy, but in May 1995, Smithsonian’s online presence was just beginning. In fact, on the same day as the spring 1995 Board of Regents meeting, leaders launched “The Electronic Smithsonian,” a central website that linked to the individual sites of Smithsonian’s museums and research centers. It included an overview section in English and Spanish, 3,000 images, and a “cyberspace exhibition.” Join a group of volunpeers in transcribing this project which covers Smithsonian’s plunge into the World Wide Web, the aftermath of recent controversies, plans for Smithsonian’s 150th anniversary celebration, and more.

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