BHL-Europe is hosting a series of meetings in Berlin this week to celebrate the successful completion of their EU-funded project. On Monday there was an international scientific symposium, “Communicating Biological Diversity,” with a goal of reviewing the progress implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 20 years after its adoption. Notes and presentations given will be made available on the symposium web site: http://www.bhle-finals.blogspot.de/
On Tuesday there is a review of the BHL-Europe project. BHL Technical Director Chris Freeland has been closely involved in the project since before it began, having helped identify partners in 2007 who formed the BHL-Europe and submitted a bid to the EU for funding. Chris was involved in a biking accident two weeks ago and was not able to travel to Berlin, so he put together the following video congratulating the BHL-Europe partners on their achievement:
On Thursday and Friday members of the Global Biodiversity Heritage Library will be meeting to discuss next steps in their ongoing collaboration to build a network of projects working together to digitize and share scientific literature at global scale. A report of that meeting will be made available via this blog.