Expanding Access Collection

This collection contains material uploaded through the IMLS grant Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature [LG-70-15-0138-15]




The Expanding Access project addresses challenges facing content providers—including insufficient amounts of content, indexing of scientific names, and metadata creation—and makes necessary digital infrastructure enhancements by creating an innovative model for open access to data that supports collaboration. The project meets the goals of the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program by increasing access to digital services, expanding the range and types of digital content available, improving discoverability, and supporting open access.

The project began October 1, 2015 and ends September 30, 2017 and will be conducted by the New York Botanical Garden in partnership with Harvard University, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

For more information, please see the Expanding Access project page.