Chicago Botanic Garden's Library and Field Museum Library receive IMLS grant

The Chicago Botanic Garden's Lenhardt Library and Field Museum Library are partners on an IMLS grant led by Harvard University's Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), led by the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (MCZ), will host a National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) cohort. The NDSR cohort will include five residents from across the country, all graduates of LIS or related master's programs, in a collaborative project to improve tools, curation, and content stewardship at BHL. Each host institution will provide mentorship to a resident for a specific project designed to improve the functionality of BHL and will identify how tools and processes may be transferred to or from other digital library and museum environments. Residents will be hosted at the following institutions: the Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Botanic Garden, Harvard University, Missouri Botanical Garden, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and Smithsonian Libraries.

Biodiversity Heritage Library: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

IMLS annoucement: https://www.imls.gov/news-events/news-releases/imls-awards-13-million-prepare-future-librarians-and-advance-library-field

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