Expanding Access (EABL) Project Brings New In-Copyright Content to BHL

In case you missed our last post recapping the in-copyright content in BHL over 2015, we secured agreements with 23 licensors to provide 34 in-copyright titles for free and open access via our online collection.
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BHL is thrilled that for the first few months of 2016, we have gotten permission to add 20 new in-copyright titles! Why such a sudden bounty? We have the work of the new IMLS-Funded Project: Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature (EABL) to thank for securing the large majority of these agreements and for performing the work of integrating this new content into our collection. Some of the titles below are from small natural history organizations that had previously digitized their content but lacked a way to have it represented in BHL. In the coming months, as larger content providers benefit from EABL assistance, the list will grow to include unique titles never before digitized.Our latests in-copyright titles are:

  1. Arachnologische Mitteilungen from the Arachnologische Gesellschaft
  2. Sage Notes from the Idaho Native Plant Society
  3. Roosevelt Wild Life Station:
    1. Roosevelt Wild Life Annals
    2. Roosevelt Wild Life Bulletin
  4. Long Island Botanical Society Newsletter from the Long Island Botanical Society
  5. California Native Plant Society:
    1. The Bay Leaf from the East Bay Chapter
    2. Mimulus Memo from the Kern Chapter
    3. The Pipevine from the Mount Lassen Chapter
  6. “A short Flora of Berwickshire” by M E Braithwaite (2014)
  7. Golden Gate Audubon Society’s The Gull
  8. Quaestiones Entomologicae of the University of Alberta
  9. The Echinoderm Newsletter from the Smithsonian Institution
  10. Wisconsin Entomological Society
    1. Wisconsin Entomological Society Newsletter
    2. Checklist of Wisconsin Dragonflies” (1993)
    3. Wisconsin Millipeds” (1995)
    4. “Checklist of Wisconsin Centipedes (Chilopoda)” (1997)
    5. Checklist of Wisconsin Butterflies” (2002)

Linnaean Society of New York

  1. Transactions of the Linnaean Society of New York
  2. Abstract of the proceedings of the Linnaean Society of New York
  3. Proceedings of the Linnaean Society of New York

As a reminder, our in-copyright titles are availble under a Creative Commons license as specified in the volume metadata. Would you like to learn more about reusing CC licensed content? Please see our Licensing & Copyright page as linked from the footer of our website:

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The future of in-copyright content in BHL is sure to surge under the leadership of the EABL project. With a goal of acquiring content from over 100 first-time contributors over 2 years, EABL will bring free and open access to invaluable content to benefit scientific research for years to come.

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Bianca Crowley is the Digital Collections Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library, headquartered at Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. She has spent her career in this role helping consortium Partners grow and curate BHL's collection. Her main responsibilities revolve around program administration and collection management, but you can also find her tackling technical development, documentation, copyright, and cataloging issues as time allows. She received her MSLIS from The Catholic University of America.