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    • Co-creating Global Natural History Networks Boris Jacob Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium boris.jacob@africamuseum.be Bianca Crowley Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Institution, USA [email_address] Constance Rinaldo Ernst Mayr Library/MCZ/Harvard University, USA [email_address] DISH Conference 2011 The Netherlands http://www.dish2011.nl/
    • Overview
      • 3 Ideas from Yesterday
      • What is Biodiversity Heritage Literature
      • About
        • Biodiversity Heritag Library (BHL)
        • Biodiversity Heritag Library for Europe (BHL-Europe)
        • Global Biodiversity Heritag Library (gBHL)
      • Communication strategy and tools
      • What can you/we do?
    • 3 Ideas from Yesterday
      • DISH is not only presenting, but questioning, talk to people, make judgements on what is relevant for your institution.
        • Chris Batt, DISH 2011 Opening Speech
      • Speed of change makes research on the job impossible. Make informed choices with the best possible information today.
        • Katherine Watson, DISH 2011 Keynote Speech
      • Thinking for ourselfs as networks, movement, ideology, rather than institutions.
        • Charles Leadbeater, DISH 2011 Keynote Speech
    • Biodiversity Heritage Literature
      • Huge amount of out of copyright works to scan
      • Heterogeneous
        • Text types (Scientific literature, Exhibition reports...)
        • Audiences (Scientists, Humanities, Artists, Education, ...)
        • Media (Print Text, Illustrations Photographs, Annotations, ...)
        • Form (Oversize, Fold-outs, ...)
      • Example 1
      • Scientific descriptions of animals, plants, nature in general (Taxonomic literature)
      • Type in a taxon name and find all detected occurrences in the text corpus.
      • Example 2
      • Literature on expeditions
        • Research on cultural practices.
        • Natural history in cultural contexts.
        • Scientific understanding of nature over time.
      • Search in Darwin ’ s Library.
      • Example 3
      • Illustrations of Nature
        • History of scientific illustrations.
        • Research on one artists work.
        • Inspiration for artists.
        • Cool dinosaur and skeleton pictures.
      • Find illustrations on Flickr.
    • BHL in a Nutshell
      • Over 36 million digitised pages and counting, page level access.
      • Connection to taxonomic names via uBio & connection to EOL species pages.
      • Open data services - BHL makes available: 
        • All book, or bibliographic, data
        • All taxonomic name data
        • for free to download, re-use, re-purpose, and re-mix by anyone, anywhere
      • User engagement, interaction, feedback.
      • A Portal, Darwin library, the article repository Citebank , Develper tools, API, OpenURL.
    • www.biodiversitylibrary.org
    • BHL-Europe in a Nutshell
      • European biodiversity knowledge freely available globally to everyone.
      • 28 partner institutions and companies
      • Mobilising and preserving digital European biodiversity heritage literature and facilitating the open access to this literature through a multilingual community portal
        • the Global References Index to Biodiversity
        • the Biodiversity Library Exhibition
        • and Europeana.
    • www.bhl-europe.eu
    • Comparing BHL and BHL-Europe
      • BHL (US/UK)
        • Emphasis on scanning
        • Cultural and language similarities
        • Mostly private funding initially
        • Librarian/Scientist partnership at start
        • Integration of scientific names services
      • BHL-Europe
        • Emphasis on aggregation
        • Multicultural and multilingual setting
        • EC funding
        • Scientist driven
        • Multilingual portal, integration of various names services (e.g. common names)
    • gBHL in a Nutshell
      • BHL nodes in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Europe, USA, more to come
      • A distributed network with different countries, different cultures, different institutions/projects/organisational models, different policies, different partnerships, different funding
      • Staff working within the gBHL
        • works in 9 different time zones
        • in nearly 50 different institutions worldwide
        • speak over 10 different languages
        • technologists, scientists, and librarians
        • most are not BHL (US) employees
        • No institutional mandate, Regional governance , bottom up development
      • One Mission
    • gBHL Mission
    •  
    • Communication Strategy
        • Know your mission, share your vision
        • Forget about hierarchy 
        • Open up all lines of communication
        • Encourage trial-and-error problem solving
        • Share best practices, technologies, workloads
        • Empower decision making at all levels
        • Welcome all ideas  
        • Foster excitement and dedication
        • Trust each other to do what is best for the project
        • Be flexible
        • Reward experimentation and creativity
        • Failures are simply lessons learned
    • Communication Tools
      • Skype, Wikis, Email, Phone, Issue tracking systems, Twitter, Slideshare, Blogs, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Chat, Google docs, Google calendar, Whiteboards, Photos, Videos, Posters, Presentations, Papers, Tutorials, Documentation, Doodle, Meetings, GitHub, Google code, and Face-to-face communication whenever we can get it.
    • Communication Tools
      • What we need to make the tools work: Moderators, Mediators, Committees, Cheerleaders, Praise, Passion, Patience, Criticism, Cooperation, Being proactive, Flexibility, Time, Prioritization, Funding, Institutional support, Creativity, Rapid prototyping approach
    • Pros & Cons
      • People feel free to contribute
      • Rapid rollout
      • Sharing of
        • Content
        • Knowledge
        • Ideas
        • Technology
      • Funding is uncertain
      • Staffing is uncertain
      • Mistakes are made
      • Time intensive
      • Timezones
    • What can you/we do?
        • Donate , Contribute content
        • Spread the word, Lobby government agencies and policy makers for support
        • Provide feedback , Participate in crowdsourcing initiatives
      Photographs by R. Paul Skeehan (skee 2 http://www.flickr.com/people/70355584@N08