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
Avatar for Martin R. Kalfatovic

Martin R. Kalfatovic is BHL Program Director and Associate Director, Digital Programs and Initiatives Division, Smithsonian Libraries. 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, 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.