We’ve added the ability for our Partners to upload crowdsourced transcriptions to BHL!
Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular way to generate transcriptions that improve searching and discoverability of handwritten archival materials like field notes. Now, BHL Partners can upload transcriptions generated on Smithsonian Transcription Center, DigiVol, and From the Page, allowing you to easily search the full text of the corresponding archival materials digitized in BHL.
We’ve added functionality to the BHL book viewer that makes it easier to generate a PDF for an article!
When you are viewing an article that has been defined in BHL, you can now quickly and easily generate a PDF of that article using our new “Download Article” option in the “Download Contents” dropdown menu.
The Fishes of Illinois (1908) was intended to be the most complete published series of colored plates on American fish. Lydia M. (Hart) Green was an illustrator for this and many other publications for the Illinois Natural History Survey and others.
Explore paleobiology literature through the centuries in the newUnearthed! collection,
curated by Smithsonian Libraries in celebration of the opening of the National Museum of Natural History’s Deep Time exhibit.
Unearthed! features hundreds of volumes from the history of paleontology, from the first book on fossils to use illustrations systematically — Gessner's De rerum fossilium (1565) — to modern publications recording 21st century paleontological research — like Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology.
During WWI and WWII, victory gardens were promoted as a way to increase food production during wartime. Charles Pack, a principal organizer of the movement, produced manuals like Victory Gardens Feed the Hungry to encourage Americans to join the cause.
BHL representatives participated in the Global Names Workshop held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop focused on exploring different methods for mining BHL content to extract a variety of data, including geographic information, people and organization names, and species identification keys. Participants also tested new ideas for linking BHL content with other systems such as TaxonWorks and Global Names.