The Biodiversity Heritage LibraryProgram Directors Report: September 2012         Martin R. Kalfatovic | BHL Staff and Tec...
The Wherefore of BHLThe cultivation ofnatural science cannotbe efficiently carriedon without referenceto an extensive libr...
The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2006
Ch-ch-cha-changes
BHL Founding DirectorTom Garnett retires, March 2012
Chris Freeland, architectof the BHL and foundingTechnical Directorleaves the MissouriBotanical Garden, July2012
BHL Executive Committee, 2007-2011Cathy Norton | Graham Higley | Connie Rinaldo
BHL Executive Committee, 2011-Nancy Gwinn | Connie Rinaldo | Susan Fraser
New BHL Governance StructureExecutive Committee- Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary- Program Director (ex officio)- Technical Di...
Secretariat and Technical StaffAugust 2011 Director Program                   Technical Director Program Manager          ...
BHL FundingSteering Committee duesMacArthur carryover (partly restricted)JRS and Lounsbery grants (meetings)Moore,...
BHL Member Participation Staff FTE             16.22 FTE from the 14             member institutions             (does not...
68% Staff                 32% Other  Summary Contributions
In-kind Participation Contributions          Staff                    $980K         Other                     $470K      S...
39,536,784 pages107,931 items56,769 titles          September 2012
Internet Archive FedScan Contract                   Locations                    Washington, DC                    Bosto...
Scanning Operations: Macaw
Items Added: Past 12 MonthsCornell ingest | Dec 2011                                                     14,458           ...
User Statistics: 2007 - 2012Visitors: 3,628,088Page Views: 17,604,395New vs. Returning: 48.88% vs. 50.12%    112,584 visit...
233233 CountriesUsers in countries
TheMachineIsUs/ingUs<Responsexmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSch...
May I compliment you on this splendid service? The                Librarys invaluable for my work on seasonal           va...
3 Global BHL Meeting: Berlin 2012 rd
Global BHL Steering CommitteeAugust 2011         Chair   Vice Chair   Secretary
233233 CountriesUsers in countries
BHL AfricaThanks to thegenerosity of the JRSFoundation, an initialmeeting with potentialAfrican BHL participantswas held i...
June 2012Over 30 librarians,scientists, informaticiansgathered in Cape Town,South Africa to start theformation of the BHLA...
Anne-Lise Fourie           Ashah OwanoAssistant Director   Resource Centre Manager SANBI Libraries     National Museums of...
Facebook      Total Post Views: 245,095      Audience Growth (Total new people who like our page): 338      Audience Engag...
2,567,169 total views | 45,222 images (Sep. 2012)
More Outreach
BHL & EOL BoothAmerican Library Association MeetingDallas, TX, January 2012
Looking Forward              In any well-appointed              Natural History Library              there should be found...
Thanks … Questions and Discussion
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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  1. 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. 2. The Wherefore of BHLThe cultivation ofnatural science cannotbe efficiently carriedon without referenceto an extensive libraryCharles Darwin, et al(1847)
  3. 3. The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2006
  4. 4. Ch-ch-cha-changes
  5. 5. BHL Founding DirectorTom Garnett retires, March 2012
  6. 6. Chris Freeland, architectof the BHL and foundingTechnical Directorleaves the MissouriBotanical Garden, July2012
  7. 7. BHL Executive Committee, 2007-2011Cathy Norton | Graham Higley | Connie Rinaldo
  8. 8. BHL Executive Committee, 2011-Nancy Gwinn | Connie Rinaldo | Susan Fraser
  9. 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. 10. Secretariat and Technical StaffAugust 2011 Director Program Technical Director Program Manager Programmer Collections Coordinator Data Analyst
  11. 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. 12. BHL Member Participation Staff FTE 16.22 FTE from the 14 member institutions (does not include Secretariat or Technical staff)
  13. 13. 68% Staff 32% Other Summary Contributions
  14. 14. In-kind Participation Contributions Staff $980K Other $470K Scanning $923KInternal Grants $422KExternal Grants $505K
  15. 15. 39,536,784 pages107,931 items56,769 titles September 2012
  16. 16. Internet Archive FedScan Contract Locations  Washington, DC  Boston  San Francisco  New Jersey  Fort Wayne, IN  London  Urbana-Champaign  Others
  17. 17. Scanning Operations: Macaw
  18. 18. Items Added: Past 12 MonthsCornell ingest | Dec 2011 14,458 Average: 1,204 / month
  19. 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. 20. 233233 CountriesUsers in countries
  21. 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. 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. 23. 3 Global BHL Meeting: Berlin 2012 rd
  24. 24. Global BHL Steering CommitteeAugust 2011 Chair Vice Chair Secretary
  25. 25. 233233 CountriesUsers in countries
  26. 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. 27. June 2012Over 30 librarians,scientists, informaticiansgathered in Cape Town,South Africa to start theformation of the BHLAfrica node; funded byJRS Foundation
  28. 28. Anne-Lise Fourie Ashah OwanoAssistant Director Resource Centre Manager SANBI Libraries National Museums of Kenya
  29. 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. 30. 2,567,169 total views | 45,222 images (Sep. 2012)
  31. 31. More Outreach
  32. 32. BHL & EOL BoothAmerican Library Association MeetingDallas, TX, January 2012
  33. 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. 34. Thanks … Questions and Discussion

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