Press Releases

Smithsonian Libraries Unveils “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780–1910”

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Smithsonian Libraries opens its new exhibition “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780–1910” in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History July 1. “Fantastic Worlds” will be on display through October 2016. 

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Dartmouth’s Tiltfactor Launches Games to Improve Access to Biodiversity Heritage Library Content

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Today, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, announced the launch of two new crowdsourcing games, Smorball and Beanstalk. The games, created Dartmouth College's Tiltfactor, will help improve access to books and journals online in the BHL collection by verifying the accuracy of text previously encoded by optical character recognition software.

bhlgamesrelease.pdf

Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds The Field Museum as a New Member

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, welcomes The Field Museum as a new member. One of the original founding institutions of BHL in 2007, The Field Museum has participated in the Biodiversity Heritage Library as an affiliate since 2012 and now represents the consortium’s 16th member.  

bhlfieldmuseumrelease.pdf

Smithsonian Libraries Presents “The Curious Mister Catesby”

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:58pm

The Smithsonian Libraries presents “The Curious Mister Catesby,” a panel lecture and book signing, Tuesday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Catesby Commemorative Trust and is free and open to the public.

catesby_lecture_release_15_153.pdf

Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds CONABIO as New Member

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:27am

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, welcomes the Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, or CONABIO) as a new member and global node. 

bhlconabiorelease.pdf

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