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An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project

Medical Heritage Library Meeting
28 April 2010

Martin R. Kalfatovic
Smithsonian In...
The Biodiversity
    Heritage Library
•   About BHL
•   Funding
•   Usage Statistics
•   Growth of Content
•   Outreach & ...
The Biodiversity
  Heritage Library
American Museum of Natural
 History
Field Museum
California Academy of
 Sciences
Museu...
The Biodiversity
   Heritage Library
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Missouri Botanical Garde...
BHL Global
BHL Global
Funding
Funding

   Parent
Organizations

                  IMLS


 MacArthur
 Foundation       Moore
                Foundation
Funding
                                    2009

      Direct Staff Costs   $1,143,326.09

            Other Costs     $2...
Funding
                                  2009

            SI Libraries

      Direct Staff Costs   $376,385.14

        ...
Some Usage Stats
A Global User Community
Steadily Increasing Usage
The Machine is Using
                Us

    Direct Traffic: 16.55%

    Referring Sites: 22.20%
    
        EOL
    ...
Growth of Content
Growth of Content

    BHL
    
        Titles: 41,387
    
        Items: 78,872
    
        Pages: 29.5 million

 ...
Growth of BHL Content
SIL 03/2009 – 03/2010
Outreach &
Feedback
Outreach &
    Feedback
•   Survey of users
    now being
    conducted
•   New public “help”
    wiki launched
    earlie...
Outreach &
   Feedback
“BHL deserves so
  much credit for all
  that it has done to
  benefit the scholarly
  endeavor in ...
Outreach &
   Feedback
“In turn I would like to
  compliment the
  whole BHL team
  [for] this service,
  indispensable fo...
Outreach &
      Feedback
              2010 ALA
      Collaboration Award
“Our committee was quite
impressed with BHL's
n...
Outreach &
   Feedback
“Outstanding! And it is also
  a great illustration of the
  power of collaboration to
  get things...
New Developments
New Developments
 
   CiteBank for article-
 level delivery in
 development
 
   Open API and web
 services allow user t...
Team BHL
Team BHL
 A Social Experiment

• Distributed scanning
• Distributed portal editing
• Distributed user services
THANK
              YOU


An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project

Medical Heritage Library Meeting
28 April 2010

Martin R....
An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
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  1. 1. An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project Medical Heritage Library Meeting 28 April 2010 Martin R. Kalfatovic Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  2. 2. The Biodiversity Heritage Library • About BHL • Funding • Usage Statistics • Growth of Content • Outreach & Feedback • New Developments
  3. 3. The Biodiversity Heritage Library American Museum of Natural History Field Museum California Academy of Sciences Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard) New York Botanical Garden Natural History Museum (London)
  4. 4. The Biodiversity Heritage Library Smithsonian Institution Libraries Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Missouri Botanical Garden Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI Harvard Botany Libraries
  5. 5. BHL Global
  6. 6. BHL Global
  7. 7. Funding
  8. 8. Funding Parent Organizations IMLS MacArthur Foundation Moore Foundation
  9. 9. Funding 2009 Direct Staff Costs $1,143,326.09 Other Costs $216,194.12 Total $1,359,520.21 Internal Subvention $150,140.00 External Grants received $775,000.00 Funds Received $925,140.00 FTE 17.69
  10. 10. Funding 2009 SI Libraries Direct Staff Costs $376,385.14 Other Costs $52,000.00 Total $428,385.14 Internal Subvention $150,000.00 External Grants received $- Funds Received $150,000.00 FTE 3.75
  11. 11. Some Usage Stats
  12. 12. A Global User Community
  13. 13. Steadily Increasing Usage
  14. 14. The Machine is Using Us  Direct Traffic: 16.55%  Referring Sites: 22.20%  EOL  Wikipedia:  Tropicos  Smithsonian  BioOne  Animal Base  Search Engines: 61.15%
  15. 15. Growth of Content
  16. 16. Growth of Content  BHL  Titles: 41,387  Items: 78,872  Pages: 29.5 million  SIL  Titles: 4,535  Items: 9,563  Pages: 3.48 million
  17. 17. Growth of BHL Content SIL 03/2009 – 03/2010
  18. 18. Outreach & Feedback
  19. 19. Outreach & Feedback • Survey of users now being conducted • New public “help” wiki launched earlier this year • Instructional videos for portal use being created
  20. 20. Outreach & Feedback “BHL deserves so much credit for all that it has done to benefit the scholarly endeavor in such a short amount of time.”
  21. 21. Outreach & Feedback “In turn I would like to compliment the whole BHL team [for] this service, indispensable for taxonomists (and wider biological community).”
  22. 22. Outreach & Feedback 2010 ALA Collaboration Award “Our committee was quite impressed with BHL's noteworthy collaborative effort to fulfill a scholarly need by providing open access to a large corpus of historical materials on biodiversity within the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.”
  23. 23. Outreach & Feedback “Outstanding! And it is also a great illustration of the power of collaboration to get things done we could not do alone. My congratulations to you and all your BHL colleagues.” - Sec. Wayne Clough
  24. 24. New Developments
  25. 25. New Developments  CiteBank for article- level delivery in development  Open API and web services allow user to create applications on top of BHL
  26. 26. Team BHL
  27. 27. Team BHL A Social Experiment • Distributed scanning • Distributed portal editing • Distributed user services
  28. 28. THANK YOU An Anatomy of a Mass Scanning Project Medical Heritage Library Meeting 28 April 2010 Martin R. Kalfatovic Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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