Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

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BHL Global Committee

Chair: Anne-Lise Fourie (BHL Africa)
Secretary: Dr. Ely Wallis (BHL Australia)

Meeting Minutes
Minutes September 1, 2016

Global Coordinator

Constance Rinaldo (Vice-Chair BHL Members)

Past Executive Committee

Chair: Dr. Ely Wallis (BHL Australia)
Vice Chair: Dr. Jiri Frank (BHL Europe)
Secretary: Dr. Nancy E. Gwinn (BHL)

BHL Global Partners

BHL Africa

Anne-Lise Fourie (South African National Biodiversity Institute)
  • South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • University of Pretoria
  • Makerere University
  • National Environment Management Authority
  • National Library of Uganda:
  • Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
  • The Uganda Society

BHL Australia

Dr. Ely Wallis (Museums Victoria)
BHL Australia is a component of the Atlas of Living Australia

  • Museums Victoria
  • Australian Museum
  • Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
  • Queensland Museum
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • South Australian Museum
  • Western Australian Herbarium
  • Western Australian Museum
  • Australian Garden History Society
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • Royal Society of Queensland
  • Royal Society of Victoria
  • Royal Society of Western Australia
  • The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

BHL China

Dr. Jinzhou Cui (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

BHL Egypt

Dr. Magdy Nagi (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

BHL Europe

Dr. Jiri Frank (National Museum, Prague)
  • Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Natural History Museum, UK
  • Narodni muzeum NMP CZ
  • Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Freie Universität Berlin FUBBGBM
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts
  • Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
  • Hungarian Natural History Museum
  • Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Stichting Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Naturalis
  • National Botanic Garden of Belgium
  • Royal Museum for Central Africa
  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Museum national d’histoire naturelle
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  • Species 2000
  • John Wiley & Sons limited
  • Helsingin yliopisto UH-Viikki

BHL Mexico

Patricia Koleff (CONABIO)
  • Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)
  • Biblioteca Central UNAM
  • Biblioteca Conjunta de Ciencias de la Tierra, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM
  • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
  • Facultad de Ciencias UNAM
  • Instituto de Biología UNAM
  • Instituto de Ecología UNAM
  • Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Entomología
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León


Abel Packer (SciELO)

BHL Singapore

Wai Yin Pryke (National Library Board, Singapore)
  • National Library Board, Singapore
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board Singapore

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