Overview & Introduction to
The Biodiversity Heritage Library

Martin R. Kalfatovic | BHL Program Director | Smithsonian Li...
Welcome!
Selamat Datang!
欢迎 !
நலவரவ!
The Wherefore of BHL
The cultivation of
natural science cannot
be efficiently carried
on without reference
to an extensive...
Taxonomic Impediment
Specimen collections
Databases
Publications
Observations
‘Gray’ literature
Index cards
Field notebook...
Members … Washington University is #14
14 Members
• American Museum of Natural History
• California Academy of Sciences
Li...
Affiliates
Affiliates
Academy of Natural
Sciences Philadelphia at
Drexel University
The Field Museum Library
Newest Affili...
Secretariat and Technical Staff
August 2011 Director
Program

Program Manager
Collections Coordinator

Technical Director
...
BHL Institutional Council | Woods Hole | May 2013
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Global BHL Steering Committee
August 2011
Chair

Global Goverance
Vice Chair

Secretary
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Technology

Library

Science
Problems of Mass Digitization of Library Materials
BHL Architecture: Window Seat Ed.
Access
APIs
APIs

UI
UI

Data
Data
Exports
Exports

Logic

Name
Name
Finding
Finding

BH...
Scanning Operations: Macaw
Content Growth
2007-2014

42,498,407 pages
130,484 volumes
71,945 titles

4 February 201
Increase agreements
with publishers of in
copyright materials
US Titles: 249
UK Titles: 69
TOTAL TITLES: 318
US Licensors:...
Mass digitization of Smithsonian Libraries collections aligns
Problems of Library Metadata
with the overall Smithsonian di...
User Statistics: 2007 - 2013
Visitors: 3,628,088
Page Views: 17,604,395
New vs. Returning: 50.06% vs. 49.04%

146,798 visi...
Singapore ranks 33rd in
visitorship by CITIES, about the
same as
San Francisco

233233 Countries
countries
Users in
TheMachineIsUs/ingUs

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Field Notes and Transcriptions

FIELD NOTES AND TRANSCRIPTION
24+ million total views | 87K + images (Feb 14)
Facebook
Total Page Likes:
6,587

Pinterest

3,764 images & 17 collections

BHL Social Media
October 2013

Blog

Total Vis...
BHL Europe. Final Events, Berlin, 4-6 June 2012
Smithsonian Libraries and BHL, Mae Jemison Science Reading Room. Pretoria,...
Awards








2013 ComputerWorld Award
2013 Council of Botanical and
Horticulture Libraries
2011 Thackray Medal by th...
May I compliment you on this splendid service? The
Library's invaluable for my work on seasonal
“
variability of climate a...
BHL Africa Launch | Pretoria | April 2013

DLF Forum 2012 Denver CO

Trish Rose-Sandler, Missouri Botanical Garden

Art of...
Looking Forward
In any well-appointed
Natural History Library
there should be found
every book and every
edition of every ...
Looking Forward
In any well-appointed
Natural History Library
there should be found
every book and every
edition of every ...
Thank you!
Terima Kasih!
谢谢您 !
நனற !
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Overview and Introduction: The Biodiversity Heritage Library

  1. 1. Overview & Introduction to The Biodiversity Heritage Library Martin R. Kalfatovic | BHL Program Director | Smithsonian Libraries NAS/PLS/NL/NParks/NUS | Singapore | February 2014
  2. 2. Welcome! Selamat Datang! 欢迎 ! நலவரவ!
  3. 3. The Wherefore of BHL The cultivation of natural science cannot be efficiently carried on without reference to an extensive library Charles Darwin, et al (1847)
  4. 4. Taxonomic Impediment Specimen collections Databases Publications Observations ‘Gray’ literature Index cards Field notebooks
  5. 5. Members … Washington University is #14 14 Members • American Museum of Natural History • California Academy of Sciences Library • Cornell University Library • Harvard University Botany Libraries • Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology • Library of Congress • Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library • Missouri Botanical Garden Library • Natural History Museum, London • The New York Botanical Garden • Royal Botanic Garden, Kew • Smithsonian Institution Libraries • United States Geological Survey Libraries • Washington University of St. Louis
  6. 6. Affiliates Affiliates Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia at Drexel University The Field Museum Library Newest Affiliate:
  7. 7. Secretariat and Technical Staff August 2011 Director Program Program Manager Collections Coordinator Technical Director Programmer Data Analyst
  8. 8. BHL Institutional Council | Woods Hole | May 2013
  9. 9. Biodiversity Heritage Library Global BHL Steering Committee August 2011 Chair Global Goverance Vice Chair Secretary
  10. 10. Biodiversity Heritage Library Technology Library Science
  11. 11. Problems of Mass Digitization of Library Materials
  12. 12. BHL Architecture: Window Seat Ed. Access APIs APIs UI UI Data Data Exports Exports Logic Name Name Finding Finding BHL DB BHL DB Data Transform Data Transform Utilities Utilities Storage Images (JP2) PDF Coordinate-based OCR XML metadata Internet Archive Internet Archive Firewall Firewall Geocoding Geocoding
  13. 13. Scanning Operations: Macaw
  14. 14. Content Growth 2007-2014 42,498,407 pages 130,484 volumes 71,945 titles 4 February 201
  15. 15. Increase agreements with publishers of in copyright materials US Titles: 249 UK Titles: 69 TOTAL TITLES: 318 US Licensors: 92 UK Licensors: 41 TOTAL LICENSORS: 133 October 2013
  16. 16. Mass digitization of Smithsonian Libraries collections aligns Problems of Library Metadata with the overall Smithsonian digitization strategy and remains a center of excellence for rapid digitization at the SI
  17. 17. User Statistics: 2007 - 2013 Visitors: 3,628,088 Page Views: 17,604,395 New vs. Returning: 50.06% vs. 49.04% 146,798 visitors | November 2012 2007 2013
  18. 18. Singapore ranks 33rd in visitorship by CITIES, about the same as San Francisco 233233 Countries countries Users in
  19. 19. TheMachineIsUs/ingUs <Response xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchemainstance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <Status>ok</Status> <Result> <Item> <ItemID>16800</ItemID> <Volume/> <Contributor>MBLWHOI Library</Contributor> <Sponsor>MBLWHOI Library</Sponsor> <Language>English</Language> <LicenseUrl/> <Rights/> <DueDiligence/> <CopyrightStatus/> <CopyrightRegion/> </Item>
  20. 20. Field Notes and Transcriptions FIELD NOTES AND TRANSCRIPTION
  21. 21. 24+ million total views | 87K + images (Feb 14)
  22. 22. Facebook Total Page Likes: 6,587 Pinterest 3,764 images & 17 collections BHL Social Media October 2013 Blog Total Visits:36,208 (FY13) Twitter @ BioDivLibrary Total Followers: 3,095
  23. 23. BHL Europe. Final Events, Berlin, 4-6 June 2012 Smithsonian Libraries and BHL, Mae Jemison Science Reading Room. Pretoria, South Africa. 11 June 2012 [presentation] BHL African Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa, June 14-15 2012 BHL Staff and Technical Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 27-28, 2012 Internet Archive Leaders' Forum, San Francisco, CA, 24-25 October 2012 EOL Work Group Leaders Meeting. Cambridge, MA, 29-30 November 2012 JSTOR Plants Meeting, Panama City, Panama, 6-11 January 2013 Third Phenotype Ontology Research Coordination Network Annual Summit meeting, Durham, NC, 25-27 February 2013 Fulbright Academy Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 15 February 2013 I Annotate: Annoto Ergo Sum, San Francisco, CA, 10-12 April 2013 BHL Africa Launch, Pretoria, South Africa, 15-18 April 2013 BHL Symposium. TDWG 2013. Florence, Italy. 29 October 2013. Digitalización de literatura de Biodiversidad: an Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. CONABIO Teleconference. 29 August 2013. International Relations Round Table, American Library Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 28 June 2013. 3rd International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives. Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco. 30 May 2013. 4th Global BHL Meeting. Fes, Morocco. 27 May 2013.
  24. 24. Awards     2013 ComputerWorld Award 2013 Council of Botanical and Horticulture Libraries 2011 Thackray Medal by the Society for the History of Natural History 2010 ALCTS award for outstanding collaboration
  25. 25. May I compliment you on this splendid service? The Library's invaluable for my work on seasonal “ variability of climate and vector-borne disease in T British India, 1875-1940. h a n k I really appreciatey your work. The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an excellent resource that regularly helps my o u assistant and I obtain original descriptions for plants .... I feel so privileged m be working in a day in age when such to u resources are so readily available and easy to obtain. c h f o r y What an absolutely owonderful site. u It is a treasure trove of information. r Thank you! h e
  26. 26. BHL Africa Launch | Pretoria | April 2013 DLF Forum 2012 Denver CO Trish Rose-Sandler, Missouri Botanical Garden Art of Life project
  27. 27. Looking Forward In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned. Charles Davies Sherborn Epilogue to Index Animalium, March 1922
  28. 28. Looking Forward In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned. Charles Davies Sherborn Epilogue to Index Animalium, March 1922
  29. 29. Thank you! Terima Kasih! 谢谢您 ! நனற !

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