The 5th Global Biodiversity Heritage Library Meeting was held in Lorne, Australia, February 1-2, 2014. Representatives from each of BHL’s global nodes, with the exception of BHL Egypt, convened to discuss the status of current goals, the formation of new goals, and to work together in forming the overall direction of BHL Global. The meeting consisted of reports from the global nodes, the election of officers, and discussion of bylaws, technical issues and goals. The first day of the meeting consisted of presentations delivered by representatives from BHL Central and the Global Nodes. BHL Central Kicking off the presentations, Martin Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director, reported on BHL Central’s continued growth.