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Biodiversity Heritage Library for Boston Library Consortium

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  • 1. 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
  • 2. Goals of BHL
    • Unlock collections
    • Connect scientists with literature
    • Connect literature with users
    • Connect users with other users
    • Inspire
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Parsed Subject Headings/Tag Cloud Subject Heading from library catalog Expressed as MARCXML Tag Cloud
  • 5. Google Maps API
  • 6. 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…
  • 7. 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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  • 37. Provider Integration
    • Encyclopedia of Life
    • Atrium Andes Biodiversity
    • Wikipedia
    • More to come…
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