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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012
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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012. Martin R. Kalfatovic. BHL Staff and Technical Meeting. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA. 27 September 2012.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Program Director's Report: September 2012. Martin R. Kalfatovic. BHL Staff and Technical Meeting. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA. 27 September 2012.

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  • 1. The Biodiversity Heritage LibraryProgram Directors Report: September 2012 Martin R. Kalfatovic | BHL Staff and Technical Meeting 27 September 2012 | Museum of Comparative Zoology | Cambridge, MA
  • 2. The Wherefore of BHLThe cultivation ofnatural science cannotbe efficiently carriedon without referenceto an extensive libraryCharles Darwin, et al(1847)
  • 3. The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2006
  • 4. Ch-ch-cha-changes
  • 5. BHL Founding DirectorTom Garnett retires, March 2012
  • 6. Chris Freeland, architectof the BHL and foundingTechnical Directorleaves the MissouriBotanical Garden, July2012
  • 7. BHL Executive Committee, 2007-2011Cathy Norton | Graham Higley | Connie Rinaldo
  • 8. BHL Executive Committee, 2011-Nancy Gwinn | Connie Rinaldo | Susan Fraser
  • 9. New BHL Governance StructureExecutive Committee- Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary- Program Director (ex officio)- Technical Director (ex officio)Steering Committee- Direct monetary support of BHL central activities- 10 institutions (subset of the Institutional Council)Institutional Council - Interested institutions who sign participation agreement- 14 institutions
  • 10. Secretariat and Technical StaffAugust 2011 Director Program Technical Director Program Manager Programmer Collections Coordinator Data Analyst
  • 11. BHL FundingSteering Committee duesMacArthur carryover (partly restricted)JRS and Lounsbery grants (meetings)Moore, NSF, NEH grants (restricted)DonationsOther grants (restricted)Member subvention (restricted)Smithsonian Federal funds (restricted)
  • 12. BHL Member Participation Staff FTE 16.22 FTE from the 14 member institutions (does not include Secretariat or Technical staff)
  • 13. 68% Staff 32% Other Summary Contributions
  • 14. In-kind Participation Contributions Staff $980K Other $470K Scanning $923KInternal Grants $422KExternal Grants $505K
  • 15. 39,536,784 pages107,931 items56,769 titles September 2012
  • 16. Internet Archive FedScan Contract Locations  Washington, DC  Boston  San Francisco  New Jersey  Fort Wayne, IN  London  Urbana-Champaign  Others
  • 17. Scanning Operations: Macaw
  • 18. Items Added: Past 12 MonthsCornell ingest | Dec 2011 14,458 Average: 1,204 / month
  • 19. User Statistics: 2007 - 2012Visitors: 3,628,088Page Views: 17,604,395New vs. Returning: 48.88% vs. 50.12% 112,584 visitors | March 2012 20122007
  • 20. 233233 CountriesUsers in countries
  • 21. TheMachineIsUs/ingUs<Responsexmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"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>
  • 22. May I compliment you on this splendid service? The Librarys invaluable for my work on seasonal variability of climate and vector-borne disease in “ T h British India, 1875-1940. 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 yWhat an absolutely owonderful site.It is a treasure trove of information. u rThank you! h e
  • 23. 3 Global BHL Meeting: Berlin 2012 rd
  • 24. Global BHL Steering CommitteeAugust 2011 Chair Vice Chair Secretary
  • 25. 233233 CountriesUsers in countries
  • 26. BHL AfricaThanks to thegenerosity of the JRSFoundation, an initialmeeting with potentialAfrican BHL participantswas held in Chicago(Nov 2011).10 librarians,researchers, andinformaticians traveledto attend the Life andLiterature meeting and afollow on planningmeeting for BHL Africa.
  • 27. June 2012Over 30 librarians,scientists, informaticiansgathered in Cape Town,South Africa to start theformation of the BHLAfrica node; funded byJRS Foundation
  • 28. Anne-Lise Fourie Ashah OwanoAssistant Director Resource Centre Manager SANBI Libraries National Museums of Kenya
  • 29. Facebook Total Post Views: 245,095 Audience Growth (Total new people who like our page): 338 Audience Engagement (Total post interactions): 1,620 Total Monthly active Users by End of Q1, FY12: 1,273 Total Page Likes: 1,871 Blog Total Visits: 4,868 Unique Visitors: 3,540Twitter @ BioDivLibraryTotal Followers: 1,951
  • 30. 2,567,169 total views | 45,222 images (Sep. 2012)
  • 31. More Outreach
  • 32. BHL & EOL BoothAmerican Library Association MeetingDallas, TX, January 2012
  • 33. 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
  • 34. Thanks … Questions and Discussion

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