Celebrating our Collections, #BHLat10 Style

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. We’re kicking off our year-long celebrations with our #BHLat10 campaign this week, 11-15 April 2016. The campaign celebrates BHL’s impact on the global science community, our history and growth, and our collections. Content is being published on our blog, TwitterFacebookFlickr, Pinterest, and BHL. Learn more: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/collection/BHLat10

One of our objectives for the #BHLat10 campaign is to celebrate our collections around our 10th anniversary themes and highlight contributions from our Members and Affiliates. So, we pulled together some “Top 10” lists as well as collections of “top” content from our Members and Affiliates. Explore some highlights below and check out our website for the full content.

Top 10 Viewed Books in BHL

Top 10 Downloaded Books in BHL

Member and Affiliate Contribution Highlights

  • View the top downloaded book from each of our Members and Affiliates
  • Explore our Member and Affiliates’ most viewed albums in Flickr in our BHL at 10 Image Collection (slideshow of the images from these albums below)
  • View selections from our Members and Affiliates’ top-viewed Flickr albums in Pinterest


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We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary this week and all year long! Follow #BHLat10 on social media to catch all of our great content and tell us how BHL has impacted your work by posting with the hashtag or leaving a comment on this blog.

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To help ensure that BHL continues to provide free and open access to biodiversity literature for decades to come, we’ve launched a CafePress store with products celebrating our 10th anniversary and featuring images from our collection. We’ve launched the store with a small selection of images from BHL, but we’ll be expanding this selection in the future as we continue to develop our store. 100% of the proceeds that BHL receives from the sale of these products will be used to digitize more books for BHL. Check out the store today!

And if merchandise isn’t your thing, but you want to help support BHL’s future, consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us continue to support science and research around the world.

Finally, don’t forget to sign our birthday card and tell us what BHL means to you!

Happy Birthday, BHL!

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Grace Costantino served as the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library from 2014 to 2021. In this capacity, she developed and managed BHL's communication strategy, oversaw social media initiatives, and engaged with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage available in BHL. Prior to her role as Outreach and Communication Manager, Grace served as the Digital Collections Librarian for Smithsonian Libraries and as the Program Manager for BHL.