The International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program announced the Biodiversity Heritage Library as a 2013 Laureate on March 19. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
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.