Friday, June 09, 2017

BHL Presentation and demo at the Library of Congress

Kalfatovic, Steen, Sheffield
On 1 June 2017, Martin R. Kalfatovic and Carolyn A. Sheffield visited the Library of Congress at the invitation of Tomoko Steen (Senior Research Specialist at Science and Technology Division) to give an overview and demonstration of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) portal. Dr. Steen is also the Member representative for the Library of Congress.

The two hour long program included a presentation that gave an organizational overview of the BHL and recent activities. Sheffield's demonstration showed different methods of accessing, using, and downloading BHL content.

Many in the audience, approximately fifteen were reference librarians and familiar with the BHL but happy to learn new tips and tricks on using the website. There were additional staff from the science policy unit of the Congressional Research Service.

My presentation is online here.

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