The Biodiversity Heritage Library’s collection of in-copyright titles continues to grow. Besides including, where possible, the in-copyright publications produced by our consortium library partners, we also digitize copyrighted titles by permission from the organizations or authors who generously sign our standard license agreement.
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We are very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of permission from the Bombay Natural History Society, the Entomological Society of British Columbia, the Flemish Entomological Society and the Hungarian Geological Society to provide their publications for free and open access. To date we have agreements with over 160 licensors to provide 390 in-copyright titles in our collection. Since the start of 2015, we have received permission to include or continue the digitization of:
- Halteres (2009–)
- The Bean Bag (1974–)
- Indo-Pacific mollusca (1959 — 1976)
- Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux (1826 — 1970)
- Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux (1971–)
While the majority of BHL’s collection revolves around “legacy” materials, meaning titles in the public domain in the United States (because well, it’s easier to digitize materials without having to broker permission first), we are doing our best to increase the inclusion of in-copyright materials where possible.
Do you hold copyright to a title that you think should be in the BHL collection? If so, please see more information about our permissions process via http://biodivlib.wikispaces.com/permissions and contact us.
Some highlights from our in-copyright title collection include…