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Biodiversity Heritage Library–Australia
Title: Biodiversity Heritage Library–Australia
Title abbreviated: BHL–Australia
Publisher: Museum Victoria
Abstract: The Biodiversity Heritage Library-Australia is the digital literature component of the Atlas of Living Australia. The Atlas is an ambitious project to build a biodiversity information platform to provide scientists and others with access to information from a wide range of biodiversity data and datasets as well as tools for manipulating, analysing and contributing to that data. Access to literature is particularly important to taxonomic researchers. It does not matter whether the original description of a species was published a year ago or a hundred years ago, the taxonomist must still consult the literature in the process of identifying and naming new species. Prior to digitisation, the library collections housed within each BHL affiliated museum or herbarium library or research institution have existed in isolation, available only to those who can gain physical access. Consequently, the relative isolation of these collections presented an antiquated obstacle to further biodiversity investigation. This problem is particularly acute for the developing countries that are home to the majority of the world’s biodiversity. BHL-Au is also member of Biodiversity Heritage Libraries and affiliated projects around the world. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Museums, collections, exhibits (570.74)
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Spatial coverage: Australia
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Access on historical literature
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2011-07-14
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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