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Thursday, September 13, 2007

2 Million pages!


BHL member libraries have approached the 2 million page mark on digitized taxonomic literature. In addition to the 717,000 pages hosted on the BHL portal and approximately 800,000 pages currently hosted on member library websites, there are now nearly 400,000 pages available through the Internet Archive. Work is underway to integrate all pages within the BHL portal with applied taxonomic intelligence.

Internet Archive scanning operations are underway at four locations:
  • Natural History Museum (London): 247,357 pages
  • Boston Library Consortium (Boston Public Library): 135,482 pages
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Fieldiana and others): 12,638 pages
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries: 12,514 pages

BHL members gather at Missouri Botanical Garden


September 12-13, 2007. St. Louis. Twenty-six BHL member staff gathered at the Missouri Botanical Garden to discuss technical and organizational meetings. BHL members were joined by Jim Edwards (Encyclopedia of Life), Betsy Kruger (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and Robert Miller (Internet Archive).

Right: Dr. Peter Raven (Director, Missouri Botanical Garden), welcomes the BHL to the Garden.