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Biodiversity Heritage Library project mentioned in Washington Post online
Biodiversity Heritage Library was recently mentioned in an article at the Washington Post online, "Notes in Darwin's books, available online, reveal naturalists evolving ideas". The annotated books of Charles Darwin, available through Biodiversity Heritage Library are highlighted in this article.
Connecting Content is working closely with Biodiversity Heritage Library as they will be hosting the digitized fieldnotes created by all of the partner institutions.
Recent public events for Connecting Content
Staff working on the Connecting Content grant recently had the opportunity to present their work on the grant to others. It was exciting to receive feedback from a variety of people.
Christina Fidler and Daina Dickman were participants in the Imaging Workshop that was a part of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPHNC) annual meeting that took place in San Francisco, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences. Daina presented a morning session giving an overview of the grant and the intended outcomes. In the afternoon Christina and Daina led a session discussing trouble shooting and workflow for digitial imaging projects.
The 2011 Annual Curator Event Conversations, Cocktails, and Collections was hosted at the California Academy of Sciences on June 24, 2011. Donors were invited to visit the Academy afterhours to learn more about research projects taking place. Danielle Castronovo and Christina Fidler had a table on the main floor presenting the Connecting Content and had finch specimens and fieldnotes from the 1905-1906 Galapagos expedition on display. Rebecca Morin and Daina Dickman presented on the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) in the Library Reading Room, including how BHL and Connecting Content will work together to provide open source access to the materials being digitized through pilot projects at the partner institutions.
Christina Fidler and Danielle Castronovo speaking to donors about Connecting Content.