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The Botanical Origins of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Department of Botany: National Museum of Natural History. May 26, 2009. Washington, DC.

The Botanical Origins of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Department of Botany: National Museum of Natural History. May 26, 2009. Washington, DC.

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  • The Botanical Origins of the Biodiversity Heritage Library Martin R. Kalfatovic Smithsonian Institution Libraries Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Department of Botany / NMNH :: 26 May 2009
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    • 2003. Telluride. Encyclopedia of Life meeting
    • February 2005. London. Library and Laboratory: the Marriage of Research, Data and Taxonomic Literature
    • May 2005. Washington. Ground work for the Biodiversity Heritage Library
    • June 2006. Washington. Organizational and Technical meeting
    • August 2006. New York Botanical Garden. BHL Director’s Meeting.
    • October 2006. St. Louis/San Francisco. Technical meetings
    • February 2007. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Organizational meeting
    • May 2007. Encyclopedia of Life and BHL Portal Launch. Washington DC.
  • American Museum of Natural History (New York)‏ Field Museum (Chicago)‏ Natural History Museum (London)‏ Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Washington) Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis)‏ New York Botanical Garden (New York)‏ Royal Botanic Garden, Kew Botany Libraries, Harvard University Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Scanning Partner Internet Archive Contributor University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign BHL – Europe To be officially launched in May 2009 Discussions underway with China Additional categories of membership under consideration
  • Initial grant from the MacArthur and Sloan Foundations (as part of the Encyclopedia of Life grant)‏ Additional support from parent institutions Supplemental grants in place for specific development (e.g. Moore Foundation for Fedora) Additional grants being actively pursued by BHL and individual members
  • How much is there: Core literature pre-1923: 100 million pages (?) All pre-1923: 120-150 million pages All literature: 280-320 million pages
  • More statistics: 1.3 million catalogue records 73% are monographs (remainder are serials at title-level) 63% is English language material The next most popular language (9%) is German About 30% of material was published before 1923
  • Rough Selection
    • Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI
      • Marine monographs
      • General Science
    • Museum of Comparative Zoology
      • MCZ publications
      • Herpetology monographs and serials
      • Ichthyology monographs and serials
    • University of Illinois
      • Fieldiana
      • Natural history of Illinois
    • American Museum of Natural History
      • AMNH publications
      • Ornithology
    • Natural History Museum
      • NHM publications
      • Major natural history general serials
    Rough Selection
    • Botany Collections
    • Missouri Botanical Garden,
    • New York Botanical Garden,
    • Harvard Botany Libraries, and
    • Royal Botanic Garden, Kew
      • will cooperatively develop a methodology for botanical publications and botanical collections from other BHL members will fill in gaps
    Rough Selection
    • Smithsonian Institution Libraries
      • Smithsonian publications
      • Entomology collection
      • Marine mammals
      • Fishes
      • Selected special collections materials
      • Filling in behind other libraries
    Rough Selection
  • Collections Coordinator on board in February 2009. Bianca Lipscomb, based at the Smithsonian, will coordinate material selection across the BHL and contributing partners Rough Selection
  • BHL Scanning
    • Internet Archive
    • 501(c)(3) organization
    • Dedicated to “Universal Access to Human Knowledge”
    • Founder of the Open Content Alliance
    • Provides:
      • Mass scanning
      • Archival storage of files
      • Image processing
      • Technology development
  • Single Scribe Machine Custom built by the Internet Archive Human operated 3,500 page per shift per day
    • Northeast Regional Scanning Center
      • 10 Scribe machines
      • MBL/WHOI
      • Harvard
    • Jersey City Facility
      • 10 Scribe machines
      • AMNH
      • NYBG
    • University of Illinois
      • 2 Scribe machines
    • Natural History Museum, London
      • 1 Scribe machine
    • Missouri Botanical Garden
      • Non-Scribe operation
    • Washington, DC
      • 1 Scribe machine at Smithsonian Libraries
      • 10 Scribe facility at Library of Congress (FedScan - operational May 2008)‏
  • What about other scanning?
    • Missouri Botanical Garden Library continuing in-house scanning process
    • Other BHL members also have non-Internet Archive scanning operations
    • Ingest of other interested libraries
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  • The BHL Portal!
  • The BHL Portal is not a library catalog
  • Plant Names Specimens Plant Names Plant Names Specimens Descriptions Plant Names Plant Names Citations
  •  
  • BHL 2.0
    • BHL Blog http://biodiversitylibrary.blogspot.com
    • Twitter www.twitter.com/biodivlibrary
    • Flickr www.flickr.com/groups/bhl
    • Twibe www.twibes.com/groups/BioDivLibrary
  • BHL 2.0
    • Coming soon
      • SecondLife
      • LibraryThing
      • OpenLibrary
      • ?????????
  • The Encyclopedia of Life Serine Molecule
  • Encyclopedia of Life Species Pages Built from a variety of new and existing sources Views available for varying levels of expertise from novice to expert Legacy literature a key component of the EOL species pages
  • Thanks for sticking around! Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries :: 12 May 2009
  • Links BHL Portal http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org Cite http://cite.biodiversitylibrary.org Internet Archive http://www.archive.org Ubio http://www.ubio.org Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries :: 12 May 2009
  • Credits
    • Chris Freeland
    • Suzanne Pilsk
    • Tom Garnett
    • Cathy Norton
    • David Remsen
    Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries :: 12 May 2009