The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Smithsonian Libraries Staff Update

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Smithsonian Libraries Staff Update. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Smithsonian Libraries Town Meeting. 17 March 2010. Washington, DC.

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Smithsonian Libraries Staff Update

  1. 1. Biodiversity Heritage Library Smithsonian Libraries Staff Update Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries Town Meeting :: 17 March 2010
  2. 2. I. The Biodiversity Heritage Library
  3. 3. Biodiversity Heritage Library  American Museum of  Smithsonian Institution Natural History Libraries  Field Museum  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew  California Academy of Sciences  Missouri Botanical Garden  Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard)  Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia)  New York Botanical Garden  Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI  Natural History Museum (London)  Harvard Botany Libraries
  4. 4. BHL Global BHL Europe BHL China
  5. 5. BHL Global Brasil Egypt Australia
  6. 6. II. Funding
  7. 7. Funding Smithsonian's IMLS Seidell Fund MacArthur Foundation Moore Foundation
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. III. Some Usage Stats
  11. 11. A Global User Community
  12. 12. Steadily Increasing Usage
  13. 13. The Machine is Using Us • Direct Traffic: 16.55% • Referring Sites: 22.20% – EOL – Wikipedia: – Tropicos – Smithsonian – BioOne – Animal Base • Search Engines: 61.15%
  14. 14. IV. Growth of BHL Content
  15. 15. Growth of BHL Content • BHL – Titles: 39,999 – Items: 76,484 – Pages: 28.6 million • SIL – Titles: 4,535 – Items: 9,563 – Pages: 3.48 million
  16. 16. Growth of BHL Content SIL March 2009 – March 2010
  17. 17. V. Outreach & Feedback
  18. 18. Outreach & Feedback • Survey of users now being conducted • New public “help” wiki launched earlier this year • Instructional videos for portal use being created
  19. 19. 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.”
  20. 20. Outreach & Feedback “In turn I would like to compliment the whole BHL team [for] this service, indispensable for taxonomists (and wider biological community).”
  21. 21. 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.”
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. VI. New Developments
  24. 24. New Developments • CiteBank for article- level delivery in development • Open API and web services allow user to create applications on top of BHL
  25. 25. VII. Team BHL @ SIL
  26. 26. Keri Thompson Suzanne Pilsk Gil Taylor Bianca Lipscomb Grace Costantino Kathy Hill Vanessa Smith Bess Missell
  27. 27. Marcia Adams Ann Juneau Daria Wingreen-Mason Erin Thomas Leslie Overstreet Diane Shaw Conrad Ziyad Robin Everly
  28. 28. Nancy E. Gwinn Tom Garnett BHL Institutional Council BHL Program Director
  29. 29. VIII. The Biodiversity Heritage Library A Whale of a Success!

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