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  • Structure of EOL
  • BHL Focus: Literature Core literature pre-1923: 100 million pages (?)‏ All pre-1923: 120-150 million pages All literature: 280-320 million pages
  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne
  • Suzanne
  • Scribe Machine Single Scribe Machine Custom built by the Internet Archive Human operated 3,500 page per shift per day
  • Internet Archive/BHL scanning centers Northeast Regional Scanning Center 10 Scribe machines MBL/WHOI Harvard New York Public Library 10 Scribe machines AMNH NYBG
  • Internet Archive/BHL scanning centers University of Illinois 2 Scribe machines Natural History Museum, London 1 Scribe machine Missouri Botanical Garden Non-Scribe operation
  • Internet Archive/BHL scanning centers Washington, DC 1 Scribe machine at Smithsonian Libraries 10 Scribe facility at Library of Congress with Fedlink (operational Spring 2008)‏
  • Suzanne But remember to have it really named it has to be PUBLISHED So this specimen is referenced in a book that says that it was found, identified, named and that it now “exists” – We won’t going into Buddhist theory of existence in this presentation.
  • Suzanne But remember to have it really named it has to be PUBLISHED So this specimen is referenced in a book that says that it was found, identified, named and that it now “exists” – We won’t going into Buddhist theory of existence in this presentation.
  • Species going extinct as we talk
  • Demo
  • Transcript

    • 1. The Biodiversity Heritage Library 2007 – 2009: A Status Update Martin R. Kalfatovic Suzanne C. Pilsk Smithsonian Institution Libraries Bianca M. Lipscomb Biodiversity Heritage Library The Field Museum :: Chicago, Illinois :: 10 July 2009
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    • 4.
      • 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.
    • 5. American Museum of Natural History (New York)‏ Academy of Natural Science, Philadelphia California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) 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
    • 6.
      • BHL – Europe Launched in May 2009
      • 28 Institutions
      • 14 countries
      • 3.4 million funding for three years
      • Discussions underway with the Chinese Academy of Science and the Atlas of Living Australia for BHL components
    • 7.  
    • 8. 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
    • 9.  
    • 10. The Encyclopedia of Life Serine Molecule
    • 11. H Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory Missouri Botanical Garden Species Pages & Secretariat Smithsonian Education and Outreach Smithsonian & Harvard Synthesis Center Field Museum
    • 12. 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 Encyclopedia of Life Species Pages
    • 13. Encyclopedia of Life
    • 14. BHL 2.0
    • 15.  
    • 16. How to make THIS into 0’s and 1’s
    • 17. 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
    • 18. Rough Selection
      • Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI
        • Marine monographs
        • General Science
      • Museum of Comparative Zoology
        • MCZ publications
        • Herpetology monographs and serials
        • Ichthyology monographs and serials
    • 19.
      • 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
    • 20.
      • 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
    • 21.
      • Smithsonian Institution Libraries
        • Smithsonian publications
        • Entomology collection
        • Marine mammals
        • Fishes
        • Selected special collections materials
      Rough Selection
    • 22. 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
    • 23. Ernest Ingersoll Hand-book to the National Museum … Smithsonian Institution , 1886 Mass Scanning Workflow Serial management Bid Lists Monograph Management Dedupper Pick Lists Packing Lists
    • 24. Mass Scanning Workflow Local data flow Vendor data flow WonderFetch tm Return of data Return of material Billing
    • 25. Flow of the Process Select Book ~Pull from Shelf Review Physically and Metadata Establish viability and create Wonderfetch tm Send to IA scanning center
    • 26. Smithsonian shipment to FedScan
    • 27. Flow of the Process Book is scanned & QA Page images loaded to IA Derivatives created Book returned QA on returned book against images Book returned to library
    • 28. Flow of the Process Metadata files harvested from IA portal to BHL Taxonomic Intelligence Added Available through BHL
    • 29. BHL Scanning
    • 30.
      • 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
    • 31. Single Scribe Machine Custom built by the Internet Archive Human operated 3,500 page per shift per day
    • 32.
      • Northeast Regional Scanning Center
        • 10 Scribe machines
        • MBL/WHOI
        • Harvard
      • Jersey City Facility
        • 10 Scribe machines
        • AMNH
        • NYBG
    • 33.
      • University of Illinois
        • 2 Scribe machines
      • Natural History Museum, London
        • 1 Scribe machine
      • Missouri Botanical Garden
        • Non-Scribe operation
    • 34.
      • Washington, DC
        • 1 Scribe machine at Smithsonian Libraries (Natural History Museum)
        • 10 FedScan Facility (Library of Congress)
    • 35. http://www.bhl.si.edu/wonderfetch.cfm?date1=4/23/2009&date2=4/23/2009 http://www.bhl.si.edu/wonderfetch.cfm?date1=7/2/2009&date2=7/2/2009 http://www.bhl.si.edu/wonderfetch.cfm?date1=5/14/2009&date2=5/14/2009
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    • 43.  
    • 44.
      • Staffing:
      • Administration
      • Metadata
      • Collections support
      • Database/Systems
      • Conservator
      • Technicians for pulling
      • Technicians for Quality Review
      • Other things:
      • Travel
      • Equipment
      • Transportation
      Staffing – Estimates to Reality
    • 45.
      • Items
      • “ Cardboard to Cardboard”
      • A barcoded “book”
      • Estimated just over 6,000 in a year
      • Cost: $70.26
      • Pages
      • Approximated just over 300 pages in an “item”
      • Estimated just under 1,900,000 in a year
      • Cost per page: 0.23
      Smithsonian Costs – Estimates to Reality
    • 46. What about other scanning?
      • Missouri Botanical Garden Library continuing in-house scanning process
      • Other BHL members also have non-Internet Archive scanning operations
      • Ingest of other interested libraries
    • 47. The BHL Portal!
    • 48. The BHL Portal is not an OPAC!
    • 49. Metadata – failure to serve
    • 50. 02761nam 2200469 4500001000700000005001700007008004100024010002300065019001300088035001400101035002300115040006100138049002700199050001500226100004200241245019300283260008300476300001700559504033500576505015400911590010901065590009601174650002601270945002101296945007301317945003101390945004801421945004801469945004701517945007901564945004401643945004601687945004801733945007601781945004401857945005101901945005101952945007102003945009002074945009602164945003102260‑459797‑20050131154400.0‑731129m19021933enk b 000 0 lat c‑ ­aagr03000069 //r582‑ ­a14018362‑ ­aABY6485LB‑ ­a(OCoLC)ocm00751549‑ ­aU.S. Dept. of Agr. Libr.­cRIU­dOCL­dCHS­dSER­dSMI­dWaOLN‑ ­aSMI$­aSMIM­aSMIE­aSMIB‑00­aQL354­b.S5‑1 ­aOscar Mayer & Co.‑10­aPronto pup:­bhot dogs hamburgers/­ca Oscar Mayer and Company.‑ ­aNew Orleans, La. :­bBourbon Street Foods,­c2000. Metadata: Real MARC – Still failure to serve
    • 51.  
    • 52.
      • Specimen
      • Plate or other visual image
      • Taxonomic description
    • 53.  
    • 54. Plant Names Specimens Plant Names Plant Names Specimens Descriptions Plant Names Plant Names Citations
    • 55. BHL Portal Demo
    • 56.
      • Example Seaches :
      • IA; BHL :
      • Insecta; publication mensuelle
      • http://www.archive.org
      • http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
      • http://www.google.com/
      • IA; BHL; Google :
      • As nature shows them
    • 57. http://www.eol.org/
    • 58. User-Generated PDFs “ Article-izing” content User-generated metadata Example http://biodiversitylibrary.org/pdfgen/15371I
    • 59. http:// cite.biodiversitylibrary.org /
    • 60. Developing the Collection
      • Permissions agreements with publishers of natural science content
      • Rhodora
      • American Ornithologist’s Check-list of North American Birds | AOU Check-list in BHL
      • Requests  User-solicited identification of literature corpus
    • 61. Thanks for sticking around!
    • 62. BHL Portal http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org Cite http:// cite.biodiversitylibrary.org Internet Archive http:// www.archive.org Ubio http:// www.ubio.org Links
    • 63. Credits Thanks to all the BHL partner staff who have worked on presentations over the years!