Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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BHL - 10 Years and More!
Martin Kalfatovic

Building: CTEC
Room: Auditorium
Date: 2016-12-07 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Last modified: 2016-10-15


The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an international consortium working together to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.  Through its extensive network of Members and Affiliates, over 45 million pages of biodiversity literature are now available through the BHL portal.  Eight Global BHL Nodes work with institutions in their regions of the world to build capacity for digitization and to promote open access to the biodiversity literature.

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, the BHL has actively worked on a variety of social media platforms

This talk will focus on a general update of BHL activities, content aggregation, partnerships, technical development and related activities. The talk will also provide introduction and context for the remainder of the symposium panel.