Welcome to 2016 and BHL’s latest batch of in-copyright content! We have 8 new titles to add to the list since our last post.
Over the course of 2015, BHL secured the following:
Where possible, BHL acquires permission in the form of a signed license agreement from copyright holders to digitize post-1922 publications. These publications are available for open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. Users are welcome to reuse the in-copyright content in BHL so long as they adhere to the terms of the CC license, meaning:
- you attribute the content to the copyright holder
- use the content for non-commercial purposes such as educational or personal use
- share the content under the same license (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)
- Bothalia (1918 to present) – named after General Botha, South Africa’s first Union Premier and Minister of Agriculture, the journal continues to this day as a principal publication about South Africa’s flora and fauna. Most recently, it is expanding in scope to include more information about African biodiversity and conservation topics.
- “Atlas and red list of the reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland” (2014)
- Flora of Southern Africa (1963 to present)
The quarterly magazine and journal for members of the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Scottish Bird News, will be in BHL soon. The following graphic summarizes nicely the importance of the SOC for Scotland’s bird enthusiasts and researchers alike. For now, selected back files are available via the organization’s website.
Dating back to the 1870s, Italy’s foremost organization dedicated to malacological research, the Società Italiana di Malacologia (SIM), has generously contributed later volumes of its Bollettino Malacologico (1979 to present, with 3 yr embargo) to the BHL collection. Its earliest volumes actually preceded the formalization of the society and are available in BHL as the Bullettino malacologico italiano. Stay tuned for the later volumes to come.