Martin R. Kalfatovic
Program Director, Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nancy E. Gwinn
Chair, Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an international consortium of natural history museums, botanical gardens, agricultural, university, biological research libraries, and like organizations and institutions (“BHL Member Institutions”) whose purpose is to improve research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. As the BHL approaches its tenth anniversary, it has transformed its partner organizations, built a robust technology infrastructure and community, and developed an organizational framework for sustainability. This session will provide a brief look back on the BHL’s past and focus on key strategies and challenges as BHL looks towards its second decade in a dramatically changed networked environment.