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 BHL Program Director and Associate Director, Digital Programs and Initiatives Division, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. As the BHL Program Director, Mr. Kalfatovic functions as the executive director and manager of the international consortium of over 80 natural history, botanical garden, government, and university libraries engaged in the mass digitization of taxonomic literature. The position also serves as a key contact for government, NGO, and academic leaders at both the national and international level. Within his role at Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, Mr. Kalfatovic is 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.