Today the Biodiversity Heritage Library released a new user interface. The new interface was informed by usability studies and is based on the design and functionality of the BHL-Australia portal.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library, headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, has welcomed the Library of Congress as a new member. The 15th member of the BHL, the Library of Congress will contribute to the digitization of historical science literature in the collection. All material will be online, free and available to the public.
The Smithsonian Libraries has announced new, paid internships for graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries in 2013.
The Smithsonian Libraries has received an unrestricted donation of $1 million from Hope L. and John L Furth. This extraordinary gift builds upon the Furth’s existing endowment to the Smithsonian Libraries begun in 2005, which is used to further the Smithsonian Libraries’ mission and strategic initiatives.
The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Dibner Library Resident Scholars and Baird Society Resident Scholars for the 2014 calendar year. These competitive short-term grants are offered for one to six months to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project.