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GeoDeepDive. John Innes Historical Collections. Home - Ecology & Botany Resources on JSTOR - LibGuides at JSTOR. The Fagel Collection. New in-copyright titles for a new year. The first quarter of 2017 saw 39 in-copyright titles added to BHL, setting the pace for another record-breaking year.

New in-copyright titles for a new year

New international BHL Members and Affiliates, as well as grant projects like Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature, have contributed to the growing number of recent titles in the collection, as member libraries continue to chip away at digitizing the legacy literature. Below is the list of titles for which BHL received permission in January, February, and March of 2017. While most of these titles have not yet been digitized, be sure to check the recent additions page, which is updated regularly. Links will also be provided on BHL's Permissions page once they're available. 1. Australian Garden History 2. 3. Dr. Smithsonian Libraries Translation Series Bulletins of the Zoological Society of San Diego.

In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Wyoming Native Plant Society helps liberate Plant Names for Creative Re-use. Let’s say you’re writing an article about a plant, or your local flora, or a pioneering botanist.

In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Wyoming Native Plant Society helps liberate Plant Names for Creative Re-use

Now … close your eyes and imagine you’re in a huge library dedicated exclusively to biodiversity, with 200,000+ holdings (many rare) scattered across the globe. Next, imagine giving the name of your plant or botanist to a “librarian” who then piles all relevant books, articles, field notes, correspondence, etc., on your desk almost instantaneously!

In fact, this library is not imaginary. It’s quite real, though in a virtual kind of way. It’s the Biodiversity Heritage Library—headquartered at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, but easily accessible from your office, home, or favorite coffee house. Opening the door to a place of plants and privilege. The interior of the Mellon estate and library in Upperville, Va.

Opening the door to a place of plants and privilege

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) After they married in 1948, the philanthropists Paul and Rachel Lambert Mellon began collecting art in earnest, though their tastes followed their own distinctive interests. Paul Mellon, consummate equestrian and Anglophile, favored 18th- and 19th-century British paintings of landscapes and horses.

“Bunny” Mellon, gardener, landscape designer and Francophile, was drawn to French paintings of flowers and idyllic scenes. Together the couple also collected Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and by 1966 had amassed enough paintings to lend almost 200 to the National Gallery of Art for an exhibition of French pictures. Bunny Mellon (left), Paul Mellon and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd in London on Dec. 11, 1964. Bunny Mellon’s lifelong passions for horticulture and art also converged in a parallel world. Digitalizzazione Manoscritti Biblioteca Vaticana. Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft. Norwich’s botanical secrets and surprises.

Few people with a family in Norfolk will be unaware of the beauty, strangeness and interest of the natural history collections of the Castle Museum in Norwich.

Norwich’s botanical secrets and surprises

But how many also know that there is a Rare Books Room at the John Innes Centre in Norwich? Or that it houses an important collection covering natural science, horticulture and botanical art across five centuries? This blog celebrates the John Innes Centre’s unique treasure house of knowledge about our natural world, the rare botanical books in our collection, and some of the local botanical authors represented on the shelves. Biodiversity Heritage Library. We Need Books to…Identify New Species. The Science of Identifying Life on Earth There are an estimated 8.75 million species on earth, of which almost 2 million have been described.

We Need Books to…Identify New Species

Scientists classify about 18,000 new species per year, meaning that it may take hundreds of years to create a complete species catalog.Early explorers documented their observations and data about the world’s biodiversity in historic fields notes and published literature. These discoveries provide a foundation for modern scientific research and fueled the drive to systematically catalog life. The science of taxonomy classifies biological organisms using binomial nomenclature (which identifies organisms by genus and species) and hierarchies based on inferred evolutionary relatedness. Taxonomists are charged with naming and classifying species, with a goal of one day identifying all life on earth. “Taxonomy is a science that keeps pace with the present but also draws upon the wealth of knowledge accumulated throughout its history,” stresses Dr.

What's Up with Seed Catalogs in BHL? We've spent a fun-filled week exploring the history, art, and science of gardening with our Garden Stories event.

What's Up with Seed Catalogs in BHL?

Celebrating Mary Gunn and 100 Years of Library Excellence in South Africa. Compiled by:Anne-Lise FourieAssistant Director, SANBI LibrariesThe South African National Biodiversity Institute In 2013, BHL Africa officially launched with the mission to provide open access to the valuable biodiversity literature found within African libraries and institutions.

Celebrating Mary Gunn and 100 Years of Library Excellence in South Africa

Today, eleven institutions have signed the BHL Africa MOU and, thanks to support from the JRS Biodiversity Foundation, each is working to contribute content from their collections to BHL. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), which has been a member of BHL Africa since its inception, leads the current JRS-funded work. SANBI has two libraries: the Harry Molteno Library at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, and the Mary Gunn Library at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Biodiversity Library Exhibitions. Behind the Scenes at the Library: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. This month we are continuing to explore the important work of Scotland’s library services by taking a closer look at the little-known Library and Archive at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Behind the Scenes at the Library: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

The library has its origins in the collection of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh (now the Botanical Society of Scotland) which was gifted to the Garden in 1873. The collection now includes more than 60,000 books — the earliest dating from the 15th century — as well as more than 4,000 journals, a large collection of British and international nursery catalogues and a significant collection of botanical art, looked after by four Library staff and the Garden's Archivist. Library of the Gray Herbarium Archives. Jane Loring Gray (1821-1909)Papers Biography:

Library of the Gray Herbarium Archives

Eastern Illinois University. Collection of botanists' autographs and biographies, 174?-189? (inclusive). - Harvard University. CBHL LibGuides Homepage. Plant Libraries » CBHL. CBHL Useful tools, links, references and bibliographies for the plant librarian. Looking for a past CBHL publication?

CBHL Useful tools, links, references and bibliographies for the plant librarian.

For a great presentation or handout at last year’s annual meeting? For different resources useful to botanical and horticultural librarians? Tools for the Plant Librarian could be the place to find this information. Note: This section is currently under development. Digital ResourcesBiodiversity Heritage LibraryThe Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Articles about botanical and horticultural librariesHassert, Rita, “The library in a public garden”, appendix E (3 p.), in: Rakow, D.

& S. Past CBHL Publications – Bibliography SeriesThis occasional series of topical bibliographies prepared by CBHL members covers a diverse range of subjects.McKiernan, Gerard. 1978. Why I am a CBHL member. Online Resources for Taxonomic Research » Botanics Stories. Names and Nomenclature When tracking down published scientific names, and their places of publication, IPNI, The Plant List and Tropicos are the three primary websites. The other listed sites are useful for interpreting abbreviations and following up on nomenclatural matters. International Plant Names Index (IPNI), includes Index Kewensis, the Gray Card Index (Harvard University), and the Australian Plant Names Index.

A increasingly useful and authoratiative resource, but be aware that author citations and publication data may not be in standard form or complete, there are very few pre-1970 infraspecific names included, any basionym links/accepted names are just to be used as a guide, there are still some OCR scanning errors from the original digitisation. The Plant List a working list of all known plant species – Version 1.1. W3 TROPICOS has a great deal of nomenclature and specimen information. Index Nominum Genericorum gives nomenclatural data for generic names. NYBG Archives and Manuscripts. Archives and Manuscript Collections. KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases: Search page.

California State Library. The Commons Public Photo Archives. Under "The Commons," cultural institutions that have reasonably concluded that a photograph is free of copyright restrictions are invited to share such photograph under their new usage guideline called "no known copyright restrictions. " Photographs can be difficult to analyze under copyright law, not only because laws around the world differ with respect to scope and duration of protection, but because the photographs themselves often lack credit lines, dates and other identifying information.

Libraries, museums and other cultural institutions have a great deal of experience with photographs because they frequently collect, preserve, document and study them in accordance with their nonprofit missions. However, in many instances, a cultural institution will not be the rights holder under copyright law. Therefore, it can neither grant permission to others who wish to use a photograph nor provide a guarantee that the photograph is in the public domain.

Botanical Links /National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Collection Origins Research Effort: Seed Savers. Seed Library Locator Map. Concord Seed Lending Library - Concord Seed Library.