Platypus Day, Ornithorhynchus anatinus

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In case you didn’t know it, today, March 3rd, is Platypus Day (thanks to our friends at Phineas and Ferb). In this case, we’re celebrating the “semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action,” Perry the Platypus, but you might want to learn more about this amazing creature by following the links below.
Learn more about Ornithorhynchus anatinus at the
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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.