BHL members gather at Missouri Botanical Garden

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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.

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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.