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 the BHL Progm Director and Associate Director of the Smithsonian Libraries’ Digital Services Division, 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. Mr. Kalfatovic also serves as the coordinator for the Libraries’ participation in the Biodiversity Heritage Library, working with an international consortium of natural history and botanical libraries in the digitization of taxonomic literature.