BHL-Europe prototype

In May this year the hardware infrastructure for BHL-Europe was built and configured and is hosted at NHM London. NHM is currently in the process of transferring the data of BHL from the USA to Europe. A first version of the German Prototype was deployed this summer on the new BHL-Europe infrastructure at NHM. The development work for the German Prototype is finished now. This prototype, however, will only be used within the consortium over the next months. From November onwards, we continue with the work of the BHL-Europe system including the ingest of data from our partners and the establishment of the preservation and archive system. For the progress with the Global References Index to Biodiversity (GRIB) it is referred to a separate article in this newsletter.