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Anne Van Camp talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her work at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, the Research Library Group and the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Van Camp is helping to make the Smithsonian Institution Archives publicly available online through increased use of social media and crowdsourcing.
Anne Van Camp began her career at Chase Manhattan Bank as an archives manager, went on to Stanford’s Hoover Institution as a director of archives, then to the Research Library Group as an archivist and finally to the Smithsonian as director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Van Camp talks about her career, her experiences in Silicon Valley and her work at the Smithsonian, using social media and crowdsourcing to make the Archives more exciting and relevant. In April, 2012, the Library of Congress wrote about Van Camp as a digital pioneer.
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