April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA


STERNA (Semantic web-based Thematic European Reference Network Application)


STERNA (Semantic web-based thematic Thematic European Reference Network Application) is the contribution of twelve European Natural History Museums and other organisations that collect and hold content on biodiversity, wildlife and nature, to the European digital library initiative.

STERNA is a search facility that provides access to a digital library with contents on birds. The library currently holds a plethora of media-rich content in different languages, including bird sounds, 3D bird models, bird bones, birds as focus of art paintings, photographs, videos, articles on birds, description of bird species, and bird distribution maps. The digital library includes information on many European but also African and other, more exotic bird species.

Bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts worldwide may access and use this wealth of bird related content for free.


Renate Steinmann
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 5/III
A-5020 Austria