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This site is based on the original online guide to Library Exhibits on the Web, which was created by Andrea Bean Hough in 1995 and maintained at the University of Houston Libraries web site, where it grew to approximately 350 links. When the University of Houston stopped updating the Library Exhibits on the Web site because of staffing and workload changes in late 1998, Diane Shaw of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (then serving as chair of the Exhibition Awards Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association) offered to take over the responsibility of updating and maintaining the site, with the permission of both Ms. Hough and the Head of Special Collections and Archives at UH Libraries, Ms. Pat Bozeman. The guide, now known as Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web, currently resides on the Smithsonian Institution Libraries web site, where it has grown to include over 3000 links to online exhibitions from libraries, archives, and museums around the world.