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Spotlight: BHL

The 3rd Quarter Report (2011) for the Libraries’ activities in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) are now available to view online. They include BHL stats, figures, as well as social networking stats and analysis.

CSPAN: The United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842

Check out the preview below of CSPAN’s American History TV featuring the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Included in the program are the Libraries’ very own Cullman Library and items from its United States Exploring Expedition collection.

BHL Institutional Council Annual Meeting

On March 8-9, 2011, the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Institutional Council met at Smithsonian Institution Libraries in Washington, DC.

An International Visitor

On March 25 Martin Kalfatovic met with Maria Van der Spuy-Groenewald, Digitization Coordinator, Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria (South Africa). Ms. Van der Spuy-Groenewald visited the United States under the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Blogging in Libraries—Part 2

Although the positive impact of having a blog seem extremely obvious initially, starting and maintaining a blog is not necessarily a simple task, and there are certainly risks that come along with it.

Blogging in Libraries—Part 1

How can libraries use Web 2.0 technology to better reach and inform their users, improve the services the library provides, and remain relevant in today’s society?

Twitter Followers Over 2000—#followalibrary

The Libraries is witnessing exponential growth to its Twitter feed! Almost overnight, we went from a little over a thousand followers to 2,175 (check out the cool chart below). Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with the Libraries, and we do read and respond to your messages. Want to join in on the fun?

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