LinBi focuses upon Europe's biodiversity content. This content reflects the enormous variety of life on earth, as depicted in books, illustrations, specimen scans, photographs, sound recordings and video. LinBi is helping to bring together research and the general public. Our goal is to introduce research material to new users and re-users, such as journalists, students and nature enthusiasts, broadcasters, politicians, industry, SMEs and education providers. LinBi is an important step in providing access to biodiversity content for new user communities.