Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre visit BHL

A team from the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (NBIC), Åslaug Viken and Askild Olsen, visted with BHL Program Director Martin Kalfatovic on October 18, 2012.

NBIC recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Encyclopedia of Life to create a Norwegian EOL.

Viken and Olsen were very interested in the processes and workflows of BHL. They noted that there are many treasures in Norwegian libraries that once made available online will enrich the knowledge of global biodiversity.


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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.