Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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BHL-SciELO Network
Abel Packer, Henrique Rodrigues, Denise Peres

Building: CTEC
Room: Auditorium
Date: 2016-12-07 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Last modified: 2016-10-15


The Biodiversity Heritage Library-Scientific Electronic Library Online (BHL-SciELO) Network aims at contributing to the strengthening of the Brazilian information infrastructure on biodiversity through the active participation on the BHL Global Network. It was initially proposed by a group of leading biodiversity researchers during COP 8 meeting held in Curitiba in March 2006. Its regular operation started in 2010 and its development is led by a partnership between the São Paulo Research Foundation (Foundation) and the Secretary of Biodiversity and Forests of the Ministry of Environment. The BHL-SciELO Network involves the main biodiversity related institutions of Brazil. The digitizing operation is carried out in a decentralized way overseen by a SciELO unit responsible for the quality control and transfer to the BHL global repository. By September 2016 the contribution to the BHL collection sums 300 documents comprising about 200.000 thousand digitized pages and the indexing of 23.434 open access articles published by SciELO journals. The regular operation in the coming years is expected to add over 1.200 new digitized documents and more open access articles from biodiversity related SciELO journals.