A Leap for All Life: BHL & EOL

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Encyclopedia of Life shared a table at the Congressional Family Night held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

The event (March 1, 2008) showcased a wide range of scientific endeavors engaged in by Smithsonian staff and was attended by members of Congress, their staff, and families.

Here, Cristián Samper, Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian and EOL steering committee member looks on as Gil Taylor (Smithsonian Institution Libraries) and Dawn Mason (EOL) demonstrate the recently launched EOL species pages.

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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.