Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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The Biodiversity Literature and Natural History Collections: The State of the BHL
Martin Kalfatovic

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rum 10
Date: 2014-10-28 02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
Last modified: 2014-10-03


The Biodiversity Heritage Library has grown to be an important part of the infrastructure of biodiversity. In an attempt to solve the literature component of the taxonomic impediment, the BHL continues to provide access to legacy print publications and make this data widely available for reuse in collections support systems. Recognizing the importance of archival materials, specifically field notes, the BHL has moved to increase coverage of these materials through ongoing projects. Additionally, linking literature to species descriptions and other nomenclatural acts and the standards that surround them are important areas for BHL to explore.