Biodiversity Heritage LibraryWilliam Ulate R.Global BHL CoordinatorBHL US/UK Technical DirectorBHL Africa LaunchPretoria N...
What is BHL?Access to literature is particularly important totaxonomic researchers Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library f...
All we know for some organisms…… held in one of the great naturalhistory or botanical libraries…A library that is, all too...
But there is a librarycloser to where you are…The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Dear Sir / Madam Can i justcongratulate you on anabsolutely brilliant onlineresource. I am compiling areport on an invasiv...
What is BHL?The Biodiversity Heritage Library isa consortium of natural history and botanical librariesthat cooperate to d...
Extensive
Open
http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14300165
~1.6 m users | 16 m page views233 countries
Thank youWilliam UlateGlobal BHL CoordinatorBHL US/UK Technical DirectorSr. Project Manager, Missouri Botanical Gardenwill...
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An overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, by William Ulate. Presented at the BHL-Africa Launch and Workshop, April 16, 2013. Pretoria, South Africa.

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library

  1. 1. Biodiversity Heritage LibraryWilliam Ulate R.Global BHL CoordinatorBHL US/UK Technical DirectorBHL Africa LaunchPretoria National Botanical GardenApril 15, 2013
  2. 2. What is BHL?Access to literature is particularly important totaxonomic researchers Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJUMH9z91UQ
  3. 3. All we know for some organisms…… held in one of the great naturalhistory or botanical libraries…A library that is, all too often,far from the reader!…is a brief descriptionin a hard to find book…Source: The Biodiversity Heritage library: Extensive. Open. Global, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOpuLTBocOA
  4. 4. But there is a librarycloser to where you are…The Biodiversity Heritage Library
  5. 5. Dear Sir / Madam Can i justcongratulate you on anabsolutely brilliant onlineresource. I am compiling areport on an invasivehydromedusae and could notbelieve the ease and efficiencyof this web page whichgenuinely saved me weeks ofmy lifeResearch that previouslytook months now takesonly a few hoursLa plus grande#bibliotheque #botanique &#zoologique online Thelargest online botanical &zoological #library #BHLThe freeing of knowledgemay lead to newdiscoveries and changesin the way the naturalworld is perceivedhttps://bhl.wikispaces.com/Testimonials ^
  6. 6. What is BHL?The Biodiversity Heritage Library isa consortium of natural history and botanical librariesthat cooperate to digitize and make accessible thelegacy literature of biodiversity held in their collectionsand to make that literature available for open accessand responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversitycommons.”The Biodiversity Heritage Library isa consortium of natural history and botanical librariesthat cooperate to digitize and make accessible thelegacy literature of biodiversity held in their collectionsand to make that literature available for open accessand responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversitycommons.”
  7. 7. Extensive
  8. 8. Open
  9. 9. http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14300165
  10. 10. ~1.6 m users | 16 m page views233 countries
  11. 11. Thank youWilliam UlateGlobal BHL CoordinatorBHL US/UK Technical DirectorSr. Project Manager, Missouri Botanical Gardenwilliam.ulate@mobot.orgSkype: william_ulate_rCredits:Martin Kalfatovic, Chris Freeland, BHL-Europe,BHL-Australia and so many other BHL Colleagueswhose valuable contributions make BHL what it is!

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