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Friday, 26th November 2010

"The Biodiversity Heritage Library adds 14,000 records to WorldCat"

From an OCLC Announcement:

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, the world's largest repository of full-text digitized legacy biodiversity literature, has added more than 14,000 records of digitized materials brought together from 12 prestigious institutions to WorldCat, making these items accessible to researchers through the world's largest resource for finding library materials.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions organized to digitize, serve and preserve the legacy literature of biodiversity. BHL is the scanning and digitization component of the Encyclopedia of Life, a global effort to assemble information on all living species known to science into one ever-expanding, trusted, Web-based resources.

Institutions participating in the Biodiversity Heritage Library include:

+ Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
+ American Museum of Natural History (New York, New York)
+ California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, California)
+ The Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois)
+ Harvard University Botany Libraries (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
+ Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
+ Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, Massachusetts)
+ Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
+ Natural History Museum (London, United Kingdom)
+ The New York Botanical Garden (New York, New York)
+ Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Richmond, United Kingdom)
+ Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Washington, District of Columbia)

Direct to Biodiversity Heritage Library Web Site/Database

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