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    • BHL BHL-US BHL-US/UK BHL-Classic BHL-Original BHL-AngloAmerican Project Chris Freeland Technical Director, Global BHL
    • Motivation
      • Take Books from Library Shelves
      • Scan Books
      • Make Users Happy
      • This is not about us, it’s about scientists in developing countries
        • We have an embarrassment of riches in our own libraries
        • We are uniquely poised to produce a global BHL
    • BHL-US is virtual Internet Archive: Digitized content / files MOBOT: Database & web application MBL: Redundant cluster Metadata Content
    • Tech Work
      • More than 83,000 volumes online
      • More than 2,000 visitors every day
      • 1 Technical Director, who isn’t
      • 1 Full Time Programmer on BHL
      • 1 Full Time Systems Developer
      • 1 Full Time Data Analyst
      • 1 Full Time consultant thru 12/2010
    • Tech Work Planned
      • Enhancements based on user survey
        • Listen to users
        • Respond to users
      • CiteBank
        • Community needs, we can provide
      • New funding, new opportunities
        • Darwin’s Library annotations
    • Human resources available
      • Attitude to contractors
        • We LOVE them, when we hire them
      • Students
        • We LOVE them, when we can get them
      • Library staff
        • We LOVE them.
    • Funding
      • Multiple Streams
      • MacArthur & Sloan Foundations
        • Funding for scanning, starting BHL
      • Moore Foundation
        • Fedora integration
        • Globalization activities
      • IMLS
        • Special Collections
      • Trio Foundation, others
    • Drivers/criteria for success
      • Volumes online
      • Patrons served
      • Number of EOL pages with BHL content
      • Number of referrers to BHL
      • Positive feedback
      • *Not revenue*…hmmm…
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    • Integration with other projects
      • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
      • Tropicos
      • International Plant Names Index (IPNI)
      • Internet Archive
      • BioStor.org
      • BiblioOdyssey
    • Dates of major milestones/deliverables
      • Dec 31, 2010
        • Have to have completed:
          • Fedora Integration
          • Citebank production release
        • Hard deadline for funding
      • June 30, 2012
        • Completion of core funding
    • Regional Requirements
      • We have always looked at our work as serving a global audience
      • Realized we can’t do it alone
      • Have to make funding organizations happy
      • Have to make users happy