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Poster RDAP13: Biodiversity Heritage Library Content Liberator

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Bianca Crowley, Collections Coordinator, Biodiversity Heritage Library/Smithsonian Libraries …

Bianca Crowley, Collections Coordinator, Biodiversity Heritage Library/Smithsonian Libraries
Keri Thompson, Digital Projects Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries
Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Biodiversity Heritage Library Content Liberator

Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2013
Baltimore, MD April 4, 2013 #rdap13

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  • 1. The BHL mobilizes biodiversitycontent by identifying & exposingover 100 million scientific namesembedded within the digitizedtexts. http://ow.ly/jdPinBiostor, developed by taxonomist RodPage, extracts, annotates, & providesvisualizations for data in BHL foundvia OpenURL http://ow.ly/jdPH6Scientific names change through time. UsingBHL & EOL data Ryan Schenk, developer ofSynynyms, provides a chronological visualizationof name popularity and use http://ow.ly/jdRdwEncyclopedia of Life (EOL) embodies E.O. Wilsonsdream to provide a webpage for every species. BHLprovides bibliographic references to EOL via OpenURLand image data through flickr: http://ow.ly/jdQUhThe Biodiversity Heritage Library is an internationalconsortium of natural history libraries and research centersdedicated to providing free access to the world’s biodiversityliterature. With over 40 million pages of digitized text, theBHL is an invaluable resource for researchers worldwide.Bibliographic metadata is availablefor download in a variety offormats (MODS, BibTex, EndNote)for individual items, and for allitems in bulk as .csv or via APIBibliographic metadata is aggregated by OCLC and isincluded in Serial Solution’s Summon discovery serviceby periodically harvesting data using OAI-PMHMetadata is provided on the page asCOinS , RDFa, and in schema.org markup for searchengines and tools like Mendeley and Zotero.Images are shared on flickr.com where anyone iswelcome to add species name machine tags suchas “taxonomy:binomial=Genus species”. EOL thenharvests tagged images for display on eol.orgOAI-PMHAPIsOpenURLresolverBulk dataexportsMicrodataBiodiversity Heritage LibraryContent liberatorOpen Data PolicyBianca Crowley, Collections Coordinator, Biodiversity Heritage Library/Smithsonian Libraries Keri Thompson, Digital Projects Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University