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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

Lawrence M. Principe to Deliver 2014 Dibner Lecture

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries will hold the 2014 Dibner Library Lecture Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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