Librarian Travels

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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More Librarian Travels

Straight from the SLA Convention I took the Train to Maine to attend the New England Science Boot Camp for librarians at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Boot Camp is an intensive two and a half days covering various science topics in depth with other science librarian specialists; this year's subjects were Neuroscience, Marine Science and Ornithology, presented by faculty from several area colleges including Bowdoin, Tufts, the University of New England, UMass Med School and Colby. All presentations were excellent, and we learned a lot and networked with colleagues from as far away as...

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Librarian Travels: Global Biodiversity Heritage Library in Australia, part 3

The final day of my trip to Melbourne was a trip to  the 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition for the Australian Libraries, Technology and the Future organization, VALA.  The Biodiversity Heritage Library presented a panel discussion "Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globally: Creating a Global Biodiversity Heritage Library".  The panel was well received by the 48 attendees.  Karen Kealy from the University of Melbourne introduced the panel:  Nancy Gwinn from Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Martin Kalfatovic from BHL and the Smithsonian Institution, Connie Rinaldo from the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Elycia Wallis from the Museum Victoria, Victoria, Australia, Anne-Lise Fourie from South African National Biodiversity Institute and BHL Africa and Jiri Frank from the National Museum, Prague and BHL Europe.... Read more about Librarian Travels: Global Biodiversity Heritage Library in Australia, part 3

Librarian Travels: Villa I Tatti & Biblioteca Berenson

While attending the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) meeting in Florence, Italy in late October, I was able to spend an afternoon at the Villa I Tatti, a Harvard Center that is considered to be "the foremost research institution in the world for Italian Renaissance art, history, literature, and music." Scholars of the Italian Renaissance, have an opportunity to spend a full...

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Librarian travels: Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)

I was privileged to attend and present as part of a symposium at the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) meeting October 28-November 1, 2013. The theme for 2013 was “Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science”, an apt theme for the global virtual Biodiversity...

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Librarian Travels

The Library was represented recently at the annual conference of the International Association of Aquatic & Marine Sciences Libraries & Information Centers (IAMSLIC), held this year in Dania Beach, Florida. The group is truly international, and this year's participants came from Argentina, New Caledonia, Germany, Italy, Argentina, France, and Senegal, as well as from all over the US and Canada. The theme was "Visualizing a Bright Future." Dorothy Barr represented the Library as editor of the conference Proceedings and also gave a presentation on...

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IBA in Catania

During the week of June 10-16, 2013 the International Bryozoology Association (IBA) met at the University of Catania, Italy.   Four MCZ affiliates are members of the IBA:  Prof. Robert M. Woollacott, OEB graduate student Kira Treibergs, Mary Sears of the Ernst Mayr Library, and Dr. Judith Winston, associate in marine biology at the MCZ.
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