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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: sharing biodiversity literature with the world

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dc.contributor.author Gwinn, Nancy E. en
dc.contributor.author Rinaldo, Constance en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-27T20:54:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-27T20:54:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Gwinn, Nancy E. and Rinaldo, Constance. 2009. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/7182">The Biodiversity Heritage Library: sharing biodiversity literature with the world</a>." <em>IFLA Journal</em>. 35 (1):25&ndash;34. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035208102032">https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035208102032</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1745-2651
dc.description.abstract Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions in the United Kingdom and the United States joined in 2005 to develop a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global `biodiversity commons.&#39; Headquartered at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is one of the cornerstones of the Encyclopedia of Life, a global effort to document all 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on earth. This paper provides an overview of the BHL and its potential impact on biodiversity research, describes the BHL portal and its innovative search services, and provides a case study of the process from one of the members: the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartof IFLA Journal en
dc.title The Biodiversity Heritage Library: sharing biodiversity literature with the world en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 77437
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0340035208102032
rft.jtitle IFLA Journal
rft.volume 35
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 25
rft.epage 34
dc.description.SIUnit SLA en
dc.citation.spage 25
dc.citation.epage 34

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