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The Biodiversity Heritage Library 2007 – 2009: A Status Update Martin R. Kalfatovic Suzanne C. Pilsk Smithsonian Instituti...
 
 
<ul><li>2003. Telluride. Encyclopedia of Life meeting </li></ul><ul><li>February 2005. London. Library and Laboratory: the...
American Museum of Natural History (New York)‏ Academy of Natural Science, Philadelphia California Academy of Sciences (Sa...
<ul><li>BHL – Europe Launched in May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>28 Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>14 countries </li></ul><ul><...
 
Initial grant from the MacArthur and Sloan Foundations (as part of the Encyclopedia of Life grant)‏ Additional support fro...
 
The Encyclopedia  of Life Serine Molecule
H Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory Missouri Botanical Garden Species Pages &  Secretariat Smithsonian Education an...
Built from a variety of new and existing sources Views available for varying levels of expertise from novice to expert Leg...
Encyclopedia of Life
BHL 2.0
 
How to make THIS into 0’s and 1’s
Statistics: 1.3 million catalogue records  73% are monographs (remainder are serials at title-level)  63% is English langu...
Rough Selection <ul><li>Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine monographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fieldiana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural history of Illinois </li...
<ul><li>Botany Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden, </li></ul><ul><li>New York Botanical Garden, </li>...
<ul><li>Smithsonian Institution Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsonian publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entomo...
Collections Coordinator on board  in February 2009. Bianca Lipscomb, based at the Smithsonian, will coordinate material se...
Ernest Ingersoll   Hand-book to the National Museum … Smithsonian Institution , 1886 Mass Scanning Workflow Serial managem...
Mass Scanning Workflow Local data flow Vendor data flow WonderFetch  tm Return of data Return of material Billing
Flow of the Process Select Book ~Pull from Shelf Review Physically and Metadata Establish viability and create Wonderfetch...
Smithsonian shipment to FedScan
Flow of the Process Book is scanned & QA Page images loaded to IA Derivatives created Book returned QA on returned book ag...
Flow of the Process Metadata files harvested from IA portal to BHL Taxonomic Intelligence Added Available through BHL
BHL Scanning
<ul><li>Internet Archive </li></ul><ul><li>501(c)(3) organization </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to “Universal Access to Huma...
Single Scribe Machine Custom built by the Internet Archive Human operated 3,500 page per shift per day
<ul><li>Northeast Regional Scanning Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Scribe machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBL/WHOI </...
<ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Scribe machines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural History Museum, Lond...
<ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Scribe machine at Smithsonian Libraries (Natural History Museum) </li></ul>...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Staffing: </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Collections support </li><...
<ul><li>Items  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cardboard to Cardboard” </li></ul><ul><li>A barcoded “book” </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated...
What about other scanning? <ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden Library continuing in-house scanning process </li></ul><ul><l...
The BHL Portal!
The BHL Portal is not an OPAC!
Metadata – failure to serve
02761nam  2200469  4500001000700000005001700007008004100024010002300065019001300088035001400101035002300115040006100138049...
 
<ul><li>Specimen </li></ul><ul><li>Plate or other visual image </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomic description </li></ul>
 
Plant Names Specimens Plant Names Plant Names Specimens Descriptions Plant Names Plant Names Citations
BHL Portal Demo
<ul><li>Example Seaches :  </li></ul><ul><li>IA; BHL :  </li></ul><ul><li>Insecta; publication mensuelle </li></ul><ul><li...
http://www.eol.org/
User-Generated PDFs “ Article-izing” content User-generated metadata Example http://biodiversitylibrary.org/pdfgen/15371I
http:// cite.biodiversitylibrary.org /
Developing the Collection <ul><li>Permissions agreements with publishers of natural science content </li></ul><ul><li>Rhod...
Thanks for sticking around!
BHL Portal http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org Cite http:// cite.biodiversitylibrary.org Internet Archive http:// www.archi...
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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
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  • 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
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    1. 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
    2. 4. <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. 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
    4. 6. <ul><li>BHL – Europe Launched in May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>28 Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>14 countries </li></ul><ul><li>3.4 million funding for three years </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions underway with the Chinese Academy of Science and the Atlas of Living Australia for BHL components </li></ul>
    5. 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
    6. 10. The Encyclopedia of Life Serine Molecule
    7. 11. H Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory Missouri Botanical Garden Species Pages & Secretariat Smithsonian Education and Outreach Smithsonian & Harvard Synthesis Center Field Museum
    8. 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
    9. 13. Encyclopedia of Life
    10. 14. BHL 2.0
    11. 16. How to make THIS into 0’s and 1’s
    12. 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
    13. 18. 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>
    14. 19. <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
    15. 20. <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
    16. 21. <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>Rough Selection
    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 24. Mass Scanning Workflow Local data flow Vendor data flow WonderFetch tm Return of data Return of material Billing
    20. 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
    21. 26. Smithsonian shipment to FedScan
    22. 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
    23. 28. Flow of the Process Metadata files harvested from IA portal to BHL Taxonomic Intelligence Added Available through BHL
    24. 29. BHL Scanning
    25. 30. <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>
    26. 31. Single Scribe Machine Custom built by the Internet Archive Human operated 3,500 page per shift per day
    27. 32. <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>
    28. 33. <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>
    29. 34. <ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Scribe machine at Smithsonian Libraries (Natural History Museum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 FedScan Facility (Library of Congress) </li></ul></ul>
    30. 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
    31. 44. <ul><li>Staffing: </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Collections support </li></ul><ul><li>Database/Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Conservator </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians for pulling </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians for Quality Review </li></ul><ul><li>Other things: </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul>Staffing – Estimates to Reality
    32. 45. <ul><li>Items </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cardboard to Cardboard” </li></ul><ul><li>A barcoded “book” </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated just over 6,000 in a year </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $70.26 </li></ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Approximated just over 300 pages in an “item” </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated just under 1,900,000 in a year </li></ul><ul><li>Cost per page: 0.23 </li></ul>Smithsonian Costs – Estimates to Reality
    33. 46. What about other scanning? <ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden Library continuing in-house scanning process </li></ul><ul><li>Other BHL members also have non-Internet Archive scanning operations </li></ul><ul><li>Ingest of other interested libraries </li></ul>
    34. 47. The BHL Portal!
    35. 48. The BHL Portal is not an OPAC!
    36. 49. Metadata – failure to serve
    37. 50. 02761nam 2200469 4500001000700000005001700007008004100024010002300065019001300088035001400101035002300115040006100138049002700199050001500226100004200241245019300283260008300476300001700559504033500576505015400911590010901065590009601174650002601270945002101296945007301317945003101390945004801421945004801469945004701517945007901564945004401643945004601687945004801733945007601781945004401857945005101901945005101952945007102003945009002074945009602164945003102260‑459797‑20050131154400.0‑731129m19021933enk b 000 0 lat c‑ ­aagr03000069 //r582‑ ­a14018362‑ ­aABY6485LB‑ ­a(OCoLC)ocm00751549‑ ­aU.S. Dept. of Agr. Libr.­cRIU­dOCL­dCHS­dSER­dSMI­dWaOLN‑ ­aSMI$­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
    38. 52. <ul><li>Specimen </li></ul><ul><li>Plate or other visual image </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomic description </li></ul>
    39. 54. Plant Names Specimens Plant Names Plant Names Specimens Descriptions Plant Names Plant Names Citations
    40. 55. BHL Portal Demo
    41. 56. <ul><li>Example Seaches : </li></ul><ul><li>IA; BHL : </li></ul><ul><li>Insecta; publication mensuelle </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.archive.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>IA; BHL; Google : </li></ul><ul><li>As nature shows them </li></ul>
    42. 57. http://www.eol.org/
    43. 58. User-Generated PDFs “ Article-izing” content User-generated metadata Example http://biodiversitylibrary.org/pdfgen/15371I
    44. 59. http:// cite.biodiversitylibrary.org /
    45. 60. Developing the Collection <ul><li>Permissions agreements with publishers of natural science content </li></ul><ul><li>Rhodora </li></ul><ul><li>American Ornithologist’s Check-list of North American Birds | AOU Check-list in BHL </li></ul><ul><li>Requests  User-solicited identification of literature corpus </li></ul>
    46. 61. Thanks for sticking around!
    47. 62. BHL Portal http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org Cite http:// cite.biodiversitylibrary.org Internet Archive http:// www.archive.org Ubio http:// www.ubio.org Links
    48. 63. Credits Thanks to all the BHL partner staff who have worked on presentations over the years!
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