BHL BHL-US BHL-US/UK BHL-Classic BHL-Original BHL-AngloAmerican Project Chris Freeland Technical Director, Global BHL
Motivation <ul><li>Take Books from Library Shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Scan Books </li></ul><ul><li>Make Users Happy </li></...
BHL-US is virtual Internet Archive: Digitized content / files MOBOT: Database & web application MBL: Redundant cluster Met...
Tech Work <ul><li>More than 83,000 volumes online </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2,000 visitors every day </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Tech Work Planned <ul><li>Enhancements based on user survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Human resources available <ul><li>Attitude to contractors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We LOVE them, when we hire them </li></ul>...
Funding <ul><li>Multiple Streams </li></ul><ul><li>MacArthur & Sloan Foundations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding for scannin...
Drivers/criteria for success <ul><li>Volumes online </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons served </li></ul><ul><li>Number of EOL pages...
 
Integration with other projects <ul><li>Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) </li></ul><ul><li>Tropicos </li></ul><ul><li>Internatio...
Dates of major milestones/deliverables <ul><li>Dec 31, 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have to have completed: </li></ul></ul><...
Regional Requirements <ul><li>We have always looked at our work as serving a global audience </li></ul><ul><li>Realized we...
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BHL-US role in the Global BHL

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