Announcing Five Webinars from BHL’s NDSR Residents!

We are pleased to announce five webinars from BHL’s NDSR residents! Each resident has spent the past 10 months or so working hard on individual—yet inter-related—research projects to explore how we might best improve the features and functionality of BHL to incorporate new technologies and evolving best practices for digital libraries and the larger biodiversity community.

Each resident will be delivering a webinar, reporting on the results of their research to date along with their recommendations for BHL. You can find details and links to recordings of all of the webinars below.

Special thanks goes to iDigBio for generously granting the BHL NDSR residents use of their AdobeConnect system! 

BHL NDSR Webinar Schedule: Series One

November 7, 2017 at 2:00pm ET
Alicia Esquivel, Chicago Botanic Garden
Biodiversity Heritage Library: NDSR Collections Analysis
Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 )

November 9, 2017 at 2:00pm ET
Katie Mika, Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Biodiversity Heritage Library: Transcriptions, Crowdsourcing and Metadata
Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 )

November 15 at 2:00pm ET
Pam McClanahan, Smithsonian Libraries
Biodiversity Heritage Library: User Studies
Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 )

BHL NDSR Webinar Schedule: Series Two

November 27, 2017 at 2:00pm ET 

Marissa Kings, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Biodiversity Heritage Library: Best Practices for Digital Libraries
Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 )

December 5, 2017 at 2:00pm ET
Ariadne Rehbein, Missouri Botanical Garden
Biodiversity Heritage Library: Enabling Image Discovery
Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 )

New to Adobe Connect? We recommend following the link to the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time to install any add-ins as needed and to run the Audio Wizard. Please note that sometimes after running the Audio Wizard, you may still need to click on the picture of the microphone to connect the microphone. Should you have any questions, we’ll also be monitoring the chat throughout. Hope you can join us!

Written by

Constance Rinaldo, formerly the Head Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, supported the work of BHL for 17 years. During her many years of leadership at BHL, she served in all positions of the Members Council Executive Committee, including as the inaugural BHL Secretary, followed by Vice-Chair, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair.