Can BHL add new creator or contributor names, e.g. illustrator, photographer, to its catalog records?
The Biodiversity Heritage Library follows established practices for cataloging works. The creators listed on the title page are the personal, family, or corporate names associated with the work at the title level. Requests to add additional creators will be considered by the Cataloging Group. Additional creators will be added from other sources of information to the title only if they made significant contributions to the work.
For illustrators or photographers with limited contributions to a work, please consider adding tags with the creator name(s) to the images in BHL’s Flickr photostream. Tagging the images in Flickr, uploaded from works in BHL, best allows us to identify the creator of the specific images they contributed to the work. Please see our Flickr image tagging guide for instructions.