The Botanical Origins of the Biodiversity Heritage Library


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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.

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    1. 1. 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
    2. 3. <ul><li>2003. Telluride. Encyclopedia of Life meeting </li></ul><ul><li>February 2005. London. Library and Laboratory: the Marriage of Research, Data and Taxonomic Literature </li></ul><ul><li>May 2005. Washington. Ground work for the Biodiversity Heritage Library </li></ul><ul><li>June 2006. Washington. Organizational and Technical meeting </li></ul><ul><li>August 2006. New York Botanical Garden. BHL Director’s Meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>October 2006. St. Louis/San Francisco. Technical meetings </li></ul><ul><li>February 2007. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Organizational meeting </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007. Encyclopedia of Life and BHL Portal Launch. Washington DC. </li></ul>
    3. 4. 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
    4. 5. 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
    5. 6. 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
    6. 7. How much is there: Core literature pre-1923: 100 million pages (?) All pre-1923: 120-150 million pages All literature: 280-320 million pages
    7. 8. 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
    8. 9. Rough Selection <ul><li>Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine monographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Museum of Comparative Zoology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCZ publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herpetology monographs and serials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ichthyology monographs and serials </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fieldiana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural history of Illinois </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Museum of Natural History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AMNH publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ornithology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural History Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NHM publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major natural history general serials </li></ul></ul>Rough Selection
    10. 11. <ul><li>Botany Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden, </li></ul><ul><li>New York Botanical Garden, </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Botany Libraries, and </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Botanic Garden, Kew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>will cooperatively develop a methodology for botanical publications and botanical collections from other BHL members will fill in gaps </li></ul></ul>Rough Selection
    11. 12. <ul><li>Smithsonian Institution Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsonian publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entomology collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine mammals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected special collections materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filling in behind other libraries </li></ul></ul>Rough Selection
    12. 13. 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
    13. 14. BHL Scanning
    14. 15. <ul><li>Internet Archive </li></ul><ul><li>501(c)(3) organization </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to “Universal Access to Human Knowledge” </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of the Open Content Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass scanning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archival storage of files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology development </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Single Scribe Machine Custom built by the Internet Archive Human operated 3,500 page per shift per day
    16. 17. <ul><li>Northeast Regional Scanning Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Scribe machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBL/WHOI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jersey City Facility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Scribe machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AMNH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NYBG </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Scribe machines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural History Museum, London </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Scribe machine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Scribe operation </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Scribe machine at Smithsonian Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Scribe facility at Library of Congress (FedScan - operational May 2008)‏ </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. What about other scanning? <ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden Library continuing in-house scanning process </li></ul><ul><li>Other BHL members also have non-Internet Archive scanning operations </li></ul><ul><li>Ingest of other interested libraries </li></ul>
    20. 22. The BHL Portal!
    21. 23. The BHL Portal is not a library catalog
    22. 24. Plant Names Specimens Plant Names Plant Names Specimens Descriptions Plant Names Plant Names Citations
    23. 26. BHL 2.0 <ul><li>BHL Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Twibe </li></ul>
    24. 27. BHL 2.0 <ul><li>Coming soon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SecondLife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenLibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>????????? </li></ul></ul>
    25. 28. The Encyclopedia of Life Serine Molecule
    26. 29. 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
    27. 30. Thanks for sticking around! Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries :: 12 May 2009
    28. 31. Links BHL Portal Cite Internet Archive Ubio Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries :: 12 May 2009
    29. 32. Credits <ul><li>Chris Freeland </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Pilsk </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Garnett </li></ul><ul><li>Cathy Norton </li></ul><ul><li>David Remsen </li></ul>Martin R. Kalfatovic :: Smithsonian Libraries :: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries :: 12 May 2009