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

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

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    • Biodiversity Heritage Library Smithsonian Libraries Staff Update Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries Town Meeting :: 17 March 2010
    • I. The Biodiversity Heritage Library
    • 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
    • BHL Global BHL Europe BHL China
    • BHL Global Brasil Egypt Australia
    • II. Funding
    • Funding Smithsonian's IMLS Seidell Fund MacArthur Foundation Moore Foundation
    • 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
    • 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
    • III. Some Usage Stats
    • A Global User Community
    • Steadily Increasing Usage
    • The Machine is Using Us • Direct Traffic: 16.55% • Referring Sites: 22.20% – EOL – Wikipedia: – Tropicos – Smithsonian – BioOne – Animal Base • Search Engines: 61.15%
    • IV. Growth of BHL Content
    • 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
    • Growth of BHL Content SIL March 2009 – March 2010
    • V. Outreach & Feedback
    • Outreach & Feedback • Survey of users now being conducted • New public “help” wiki launched earlier this year • Instructional videos for portal use being created
    • 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.”
    • Outreach & Feedback “In turn I would like to compliment the whole BHL team [for] this service, indispensable for taxonomists (and wider biological community).”
    • 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.”
    • 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
    • VI. New Developments
    • New Developments • CiteBank for article- level delivery in development • Open API and web services allow user to create applications on top of BHL
    • VII. Team BHL @ SIL
    • Keri Thompson Suzanne Pilsk Gil Taylor Bianca Lipscomb Grace Costantino Kathy Hill Vanessa Smith Bess Missell
    • Marcia Adams Ann Juneau Daria Wingreen-Mason Erin Thomas Leslie Overstreet Diane Shaw Conrad Ziyad Robin Everly
    • Nancy E. Gwinn Tom Garnett BHL Institutional Council BHL Program Director
    • VIII. The Biodiversity Heritage Library A Whale of a Success!