The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions. The participating libraries cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as part of a global “biodiversity commons.”
More than 100,000 volumes of biodiversity literature are available via open access through the BHL portal.
Though FAO is not a member, the UN organization granted permission to upload the Current Bibliography for Fisheries Science. Published from 1958 this publication merged in 1971 into Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).
Earlier this month BHL Africa was officially launched, as part of the BHL regional nodes.