Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Building a Vast Library of Life" @BioDivLibrary presentation at #CNI15S in Seattle with Nancy E. Gwinn

Building a Vast Library of Life: The Biodiversity Heritage Library Looks to the Future. Nancy E. Gwinn & Martin R. Kalfatovic. CNI Spring 2015 Meeting. Seattle, 13 April 2015.

As the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an international consortium of natural history museums, botanical gardens, agricultural, university, biological research libraries, and like organizations and institutions (“BHL Member Institutions”) whose purpose which improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. As the BHL approaches its 10th anniversary, it has transformed its partner organizations, built a robust technology infrastructure and community, and developed an organizational framework for sustainability. This session will provide a brief look back on the past of BHL and focus on key strategies and challenges as BHL looks towards its second decade in a dramatically changed networked environment.

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