BHL members attend Open Content Alliance in San Francisco

View Full Size ImageEight BHL member staff attended the 3rd Open Content Alliance meeting held in San Francisco on October 17, 2007. In addition to the main meeting, BHL member staff took to time to arrange a number of technical meetings with Internet Archive staff, the development team of the project, and others in the Bay Area.

The BHL was also featured in the Open Content Alliance article that appeared “above the fold” on the front page of the New York Times (October 22, 2007): “Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on the Web

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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.