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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.

Smithsonian Libraries Research Opportunities 2015-2016

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Baird Society, Dibner Library and Penick Resident Scholars in the 2015-2016 acacemic year. These competitive grants are offered to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project. 

Biodiversity Heritage Library joins the Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, has joined the Global Biodiversity Information Facility as an associate participant. GBIF operates through a network of global nodes to develop and maintain an open data infrastructure for sharing digital biodiversity data. As an associate participant, BHL will encourage open access and use of biodiversity data among its stakeholders and actively participate in the implementation of the GBIF Work Programme.

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