Introducing the BHL Technical Advisory Group

William Ulate, BHL Technical Director and I are pleased to announce the creation of the BHL Technical Advisory Group (BHL TAG). The BHL TAG will work with William and the Technical Development team at the Missouri Botanical Garden (Mike Lichtenberg and Trish Rose-Sandler) in an advisory capacity.
Members of the BHL TAG are:
  • Joe de Veer, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Erst Mayr Library, Harvard University
  • Chris Freeland, Washington University
  • Jenna Nolt, United States Geological Survey
  • John Mignault, New York Botanical Garden
  • Joel Richard, Smithsonian Libraries
  • Keri Thompson, Smithsonian Libraries (official lurker)
  • Frances Webb, Cornell University
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(From left, Mike Lichtenberg, John Mignault, Joel Richard, Jenna Nolt, Frances Webb, Chris Freeland, Keri Thompson, not pictured, Joe de Veer)
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Martin R. Kalfatovic is BHL Program Director and Associate Director, Digital Programs and Initiatives Division, Smithsonian Libraries. 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, 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.