Biodiversity Heritage Library National Digital Stewardship Residents Webinars

We are pleased to announce five upcoming webinars from BHL’s NDSR residents! As many of you already know, each resident has spent the past 10 months or so working hard on individual—yet inter-related—research projects to explore how we might best improve the features and functionality of BHL to incorporate new technologies and evolving best practices for digital libraries and the larger biodiversity community.

Each resident will be delivering a webinar, reporting on the results of their research to date along with their recommendations for BHL. The topics and schedule for the first three webinars are outlined below. Two more webinars will be announced shortly—stay tuned! At the end of this announcement, you can also see further information on joining the webinars. Special thanks goes to iDigBio for generously granting the BHL NDSR residents use of their AdobeConnect system!

BHL NDSR Webinar Schedule

Please mark your calendars and join us for the first three webinars:

November 7, 2017 at 2:00pm eastern

Alicia Esquivel, Chicago Botanic Garden 

Biodiversity Heritage Library NDSR: Collections Analysis 

Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 ) 


November 9, 2017 at 2:00pm eastern

Katie Mika, Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 

Biodiversity Heritage Library NDSR: Transcriptions, Crowdsourcing and Metadata 

Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 ) 


November 15 at 2:00pm 

Pam McClanahan, Smithsonian Libraries 

Biodiversity Heritage Library NDSR: User Studies 

Seminar Room: iDigBio Conference Room ( 500 ) 


Two more webinars will be offered with one in late November and the other in early December. Stay tuned for details on those as well!

New to Adobe Connect? We recommend following the link to the webinar about 15-20 minutes before the start time to install any add-ins as needed and to run the Audio Wizard. Please note that sometimes after running the Audio Wizard, you may still need to click on the picture of the microphone to connect the microphone. Should you have any questions, we’ll also be monitoring the chat throughout. Hope you can join us!