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The Field Book Project is a pan-Institutional effort.  Within the Smithsonian, collaboration for the project exists between the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA), the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).  Beyond the borders of the Smithsonian, we have gained the support and assistance of several partners. 

Our interest in assuring interoperability between diverse systems has lead to a partnership with Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and to seeking the advice and input of  Biodiversity Information Standards Group (TDWG).  We are working with custodians of field books to develop community developed standards in order to encourage broad participation.  In addition, eight institutions have allied to undertake a sister project, Connecting Content, which intends to create universal linkages between field book entries, specimens, and published citations.  Connecting Content partners include the California Academy of Sciences, Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia), Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, Missouri Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden, and Smithsonian Institution.

External Partners

Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
Botany Libraries and Archives at Harvard University
California Academy of Sciences Library
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University
LuEsther T. Mertz Library at New York Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden

 

Smithsonian Partners

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Smithsonian Institutional Archives
National Museum of Natural History
Office of the Chief Information Officer

 

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