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Friday, November 9, 2007

Flora, Fauna, and Fine Books


The latest issue of Fine Books & Collections (November/December 2007) includes an excellent article on the Biodiversity Heritage Library. "Flora and Fauna: Creating a Global Library of Life, One Digital Page at a Time" by Rebecca Rego Barry and Scott Brown is an excellent overview of the BHL project.

Interviews with Doug Holland (Director, Missouri Botanical Garden Library), Graham Higley (Chair, BHL board and Head of Library and Information Services, Natural History Museum, London), and Tom Garnett (BHL Director).

Bibliophiles will enjoy the illustration from Herbarius (1484) from the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) Library collections.

Doug Holland also steps out from behind his desk to pose with a portion of the MBG rare book collection.

- Martin Kalfatovic

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