This spring, the Botany Library has unveiled a new online research tool that provides a comprehensive bibliographical resource on UNC-Chapel Hill botanists. The project, begun nearly three decades ago, continues to be worked on as time permits.
Established in 1908, the Department of Botany at Carolina quickly gained international acclaim. In 1982, it merged with the Zoology department to form the current Department of Biology. Since the merger, UNC botanists have continued to make important contributions to their field. To commemorate the contributions of these individuals, the Botany Library staff identified and procured the published works of twenty past and present botanists (shown above: Robert Chambers Coker). The approximately 2,600 publications of eighteen botanists have been chronologically arranged (for each botanist) and bound in nearly fifty-five volumes. The library staff is developing online bibliographies of each individual, which are cross-linked to the Web site of the UNC Herbarium.