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 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.