Discussion of ZooBank and BHL at the Smithsonian

View Full Size ImageThe Smithsonian hosted the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature’s meeting on ZooBank on May 11th. The Biodiversity Heritage Library was a key discussion point of a number of the talks.

Speakers included Andrew Polaszek (ICZN), David Patterson (MBL, pictured left), David Remsen (GBIF, pictured right), Richard Pyle (Bishop Museum), and Donat Agosti (AntBase).

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Martin R. Kalfatovic is the BHL Progm Director and Associate Director of the Smithsonian Libraries’ Digital Services Division, responsible for the Libraries’ active Digital Library program. This program includes the creation of digital editions of library materials, online exhibitions, and new digital publications. Mr. Kalfatovic also serves as the coordinator for the Libraries’ participation in the Biodiversity Heritage Library, working with an international consortium of natural history and botanical libraries in the digitization of taxonomic literature.