BHL at the Eighth Meeting of European Bird Curators

BHL recently participated in the 8th Meeting of European Bird Curators, held in Prague, October 3-5, 2013.

Alison Harding, of the Natural History Museum in London, delivered a presentation entitled “BHL: The Vast Library of Life.”  The presentation provided an overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and showcased the tools and resources which BHL offers as a free, open access project.

Many attendees were already familiar with BHL and were very complimentary about the ongoing progress of the BHL consortium. Overall, BHL’s participation in the conference was a wonderful experience, providing opportunities to interact directly with some of our users and to gather feedback and answer their questions.

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Carolyn Sheffield is the BHL Program Manager. In this capacity, she manages day-to-day operations for the consortium and coordinates internal communications between the BHL Secretariat, Technical Team, Members and Affiliates. Prior to joining BHL, Carolyn was the Project Manager for the Field Book Project at the Smithsonian.