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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