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BHL at the Northeast Natural History Conference

The weekend looked promising:  a lovely clear Friday night for a drive to Burlington, Vermont, USA from southern New Hampshire to attend the Northeast Natural History Conference (13-15 April 2018).  What could be better than a hotel humming with botanists and zoologists and activities for them?  The conference was packed—five concurrent sessions (often standing room only) and around 140 posters Saturday and Sunday along with workshops (Bat houses anyone?) and demonstrations throughout the weekend.  Students, faculty and naturalists from colleges, universities and...

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How to HOLLIS

Reposted from the Services for Academic Programs blog

HOLLIS got a new look over spring break! Once you get the hang of it, the new interface is pretty awesome. It incorporates many highly-requested features, such as durable urls, holdings and details all in the same tab, and "sticky" facets. It also adds a slew of precision search options---we'll be posting about those soon!

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From ‘Shotgun Ornithology’ to Nature Conservation: Scientific Stories and Data from the Field Notes of William Brewster

 

William Brewster (1851-1919) was a renowned American amateur ornithologist, serving as a co-founder of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the first president of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and a curator at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). As a part of the CLIR-funded BHL Field Notes Project, MCZ has been digitizing Brewster’s journals, diaries, letters, and photographic prints, which are held in Special Collections at the MCZ’s Ernst Mayr Library.

Most of Brewster’s observations are based in New England, where he split his...

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Special Collections Request System (Aeon) now at Ernst Mayr Library

The Ernst Mayr Library is pleased to announce a new way to interact with our Special Collections and Archives.  In addition to email, phone and in-person inquiries, library users can now request materials in advance through Hollis.

This system is now in place in several libraries on campus, including the Botany Libraries, Tozzer and Houghton.

The Special Collections Request System allows patrons to register and place requests for materials online. Upon registering, an...

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BHL Gains Works on the Diverse Plant Genus ‘Hoya’

Photograph of red flowers, in the genus Hoya.
Hoya fetuana on cover of Hoya New, v.6: issue 4, 2017. Photo by Robert Dale Kloppenburg. http://s.si.edu/2BuX7ll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a cross-post from the Biodiversity Heritage Library's blog: see it here

Robert Dale Kloppenburg is definitely a dedicated botanist. As of January 2018 - when he celebrated his 97th birthday - he has named 234 plant species, mainly in the flowering genus Hoya, which has been his focus for close to forty years since his retirement.
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