Ornithological World Literature database launched

stevejzoo writes “The American Ornithological Union, the British Ornithological Union and Birds Australia have launched OWL, the Ornithological World Literature database, freely available at http://www.birdlit.org.

OWL is a successor to ROLO, Recent Literature of Ornithology Online and the earlier, printed Recent Literature of Ornithology. The database is hosted by the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, based in the Zoology Department of Oxford University, UK. At present the database contains 19,000 records, with an emphasis on serials and gray literature. The intent is to extend the database retrospectively to 1950. The sponsors expect the database to contain 100,000 entries by the end of 2004.”