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This presentation was first given at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries in Cleveland, Ohio by Mariah Lewis and Patrick Randall.
The Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature project is thanks to the generosity of one of the IMLS Leadership Grant. The project is dedicated to getting more content into the Biodiversity Heritage Library and will significantly increase online access to biodiversity material by positioning BHL as an on-ramp for biodiversity content providers that would like to contribute to the national digital library infrastructure through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The grant proposes to address challenges facing content providers—including insufficient amounts of content, indexing of scientific names, and metadata creation—and make necessary digital infrastructure enhancements by creating an innovative model for open access to data and to support collaboration among these institutions. If you are interested in gaining more information about the project please let us know.