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    • BHL: Purposeful Technology “We get to use emerging technology, not just play around with it.” Chris Freeland Technical Director, BHL Director of Bioinformatics, Missouri Botanical Garden
    • Goals of BHL
      • Unlock collections
      • Connect scientists with literature
      • Connect literature with users
      • Connect users with other users
      • Inspire
    • Ingest of Materials
      • From Internet Archive
        • Custom process, documented on BHL portal
      • From Botanicus
        • Precursor to BHL
        • MOBOT’s inhouse end-to-end digital library application
      • From Others
        • MARCXML
        • Folder of sequentially named files
    • Parsed Subject Headings/Tag Cloud Subject Heading from library catalog Expressed as MARCXML Tag Cloud
    • Google Maps API
    • Raw Image Converted to text via OCR Name finding via TaxonFinder Extract names Submit to NameBank SOAP response Name Finding in action with Taxonomic Intelligence…
    • JPEG2000 (*.jp2) display
      • RAW or TIF original => 85% .jp2
      • LuraTech or Kakadu encoder
        • Wavelet compression
      • LizardTech decoder
        • Tiled on the fly, cached for performance
      • GSIV browser-based client viewer
        • ‘ AJAXian’
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    • Provider Integration
      • Encyclopedia of Life
      • Atrium Andes Biodiversity
      • Wikipedia
      • More to come…
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