Smithsonian Institution Libraries:     Partnering In Research       Smithsonian Institution Libraries                   Su...
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Libraries                                       History of Science and Technology                 ...
Support for the Sciences        Taxonomic NomenclatureIdentifying and Naming of Species   – New, Old, Re-name, Misspelling...
Importance of Publication        Who Writes         Publishes      and Distributes           FIRST          WINS
Justification of NH Libraries!            In any well-appointed            Natural History Library            there should...
Libraries and Librarians
Metadata Fail
Tools of the Trade                  Taxonomic Literature 2nd Ed.Index Animalium
How to make THIS into 1’s and 0’s
Digitization
Metadata Successes
The Squire
Connecting Index to Sources
Bibliography = Metadata
Lost… Just Lost
Database Parsing To Find Pieces and Parts     ID        Image ID        Page             Name & reference"362382","SIL34_0...
Taxonomic Literature 2nd EditionTaxonomic Literature: A selective guide to        botanical publications and        collec...
Digitizing The Entire Title:            Scope of Work• Approximately 11, 500 scannedpages• Average of 3,300 characters per...
★ Linked Open Data – 5 Stars ★★ Available on the web (whatever   format), but with an open licence★★ Available as machine-...
TL2: Linked Open Data      Botanist Pages         Triple stores of Name relationship to         Books         Triple store...
http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/
Future
Life and Literature Conference 2011
Life and Literature Conference 2011
Life and Literature Conference 2011Compelling Use Cases for Digitization   Including cool and unexpectedOnce digitized, te...
Contact information: PilskS@si.edu            Thanks To Many• Joel Richard                    •   Robin Everly• Martin Kal...
Interesting SourcesIndex Animalium http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/indexanimalium/Taxonomic Literature (3) www.si...
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research
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Smithsonian Libraries Partnering in Research

  1. 1. Smithsonian Institution Libraries: Partnering In Research Smithsonian Institution Libraries Suzanne C. Pilsk With the Help from a Whole Host of Others
  2. 2. Smithsonian Institution
  3. 3. Smithsonian Institution Libraries History of Science and Technology Latino History and Culture Materials Research Modern and Contemporary Art MuseologyAfrican Art Native American History and CultureAfrican American History and Culture Natural HistoryAnthropology Postal HistoryAmerican Art Tropical BiologyAmerican History Trade LiteratureAsian and Middle Eastern Art World’s Fair EphemeraAviation history and Space FlightDesign and Decorative ArtsEnvironmental Management and Ecology
  4. 4. Support for the Sciences Taxonomic NomenclatureIdentifying and Naming of Species – New, Old, Re-name, Misspellings, Synonyms, Homonyms, Splits, Joins, … – Authorship: Who, When, Former, …Rules: International Code of Botanical Nomenclature International Code of Zoological Nomenclature International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria
  5. 5. Importance of Publication Who Writes Publishes and Distributes FIRST WINS
  6. 6. Justification of NH Libraries! In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned. Charles Davies Sherborn, Epilogue to Index Animalium, March 1922
  7. 7. Libraries and Librarians
  8. 8. Metadata Fail
  9. 9. Tools of the Trade Taxonomic Literature 2nd Ed.Index Animalium
  10. 10. How to make THIS into 1’s and 0’s
  11. 11. Digitization
  12. 12. Metadata Successes
  13. 13. The Squire
  14. 14. Connecting Index to Sources
  15. 15. Bibliography = Metadata
  16. 16. Lost… Just Lost
  17. 17. Database Parsing To Find Pieces and Parts ID Image ID Page Name & reference"362382","SIL34_02_24_0193","6101","splendens Turdus, W. E. Leach, Zool. Miscell. II. 1815, 30.”
  18. 18. Taxonomic Literature 2nd EditionTaxonomic Literature: A selective guide to botanical publications and collections with dates, commentaries and types (second edition)15 volumes guide to the literature of systematic botany published between 1753 and 1940 Organized by author ~ Citation for the author’s surnameNumbered entries of the author’s publications ~Suggested short-title & abbreviation of short-title foruse in taxonomic publications TL2 is a standard by which author’s names and titles should be abbreviated
  19. 19. Digitizing The Entire Title: Scope of Work• Approximately 11, 500 scannedpages• Average of 3,300 characters per page• Approximately 44, 000 authorentries• Image files approx. 9 GB in size
  20. 20. ★ Linked Open Data – 5 Stars ★★ Available on the web (whatever format), but with an open licence★★ Available as machine-readable structured data (e.g. excel instead of • Shareable image scan of a table)★★★ as (2) plus non-proprietary format • Extensible (e.g. CSV instead of excel)★★★★ All the above plus, Use open • Re-Usable standards from W3C (RDF and SPARQL) to identify things, so that • International people can point at your stuff★★★★★ All the above, plus: Link your data to other people’s data to provide context
  21. 21. TL2: Linked Open Data Botanist Pages Triple stores of Name relationship to Books Triple stores of Name relationship to Standard Abbreviation Book Pages Triple stores of Book relationship to Name Triple stores of Book relationship to TL2 numbering Triple stores of Book relations to Standard Abbreviation
  22. 22. http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/
  23. 23. Future
  24. 24. Life and Literature Conference 2011
  25. 25. Life and Literature Conference 2011
  26. 26. Life and Literature Conference 2011Compelling Use Cases for Digitization Including cool and unexpectedOnce digitized, text is just text Significant amount not discoverable“So in not fully investigating the product of thedigital projects, are we selling scholarship short?What scholarship in the digital age means? Andwhat are the real tools we need to do it?” Elycia Wallis, Museum Victoria
  27. 27. Contact information: PilskS@si.edu Thanks To Many• Joel Richard • Robin Everly• Martin Kalfatovic • Gilbert Borrego• Grace Costantino • Carolyn Sheffield• Courtney Shaw • Bianca Crowley• Keri Thompson • Becky Morin• Interns too numerous to • Mike Lichtenburg name • David Remsen• Volunteers too numerous to • Patrick Leary name • Chris Freeland
  28. 28. Interesting SourcesIndex Animalium http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/indexanimalium/Taxonomic Literature (3) www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/tl-2 Smithsonian Institution Libraries Life and Literature Conference www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/tl-2 http://www.lifeandliterature.org/ Connecting Content Smithsonian Institution research.calacademy.org/library/fieldnotes www.si.edu/ The Field Book Project Biodiversity Heritage Library www.mnh.si.edu/rc/fieldbooks/index.html www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ Linked Open Data Internet Archive linkeddata.org/ www.archive.org/
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