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Biodiversity Heritage Library Scanning

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On March 18, I visited the Northeast Regional Scanning Center at Boston Public Library. The Northeast Regional Scanning Center is currently scanning books from Harvard (Museum of Comparative Zoology and Botany Libraries) and the Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is a key player in the BHL and currently hosts a single scanning station in the National Museum of Natural History and is actively working with the Library of Congress on establishing the 10 station "FedScan" center at the LC’s Adams Building.

Visit the BHL portal at: www.biodiversitylibrary.org and follow the latest developments on the BHL blog at biodiversitylibrary.blogspot.com.

– Martin Kalfatovic

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