Wednesday 28 March 2012

More Garden History sources to be Digitised

As you may have realised by now, I am a great fan of the Biodiversity Heritage Library.  And both the organisation and us interested in garden history will welcome the news reported in the St Louis Business Journal that the Missouri Botanic Garden has been awarded a $260,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities

To quote the article, the funds will go toward a new project 'titled The Art of Life, (which) will help develop software tools for automated identification and will catalog the visual information contained within more than 100,000 volumes and 38 million pages of core historic literature made available through the Biodiversity Heritage Library.'  

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