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Rare Botanical Books Consortium Meeting, London. April 16, 2003. Precursor to BHL.

Rare Botanical Books Consortium Meeting, London. April 16, 2003. Precursor to BHL.

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MBG Rare Book Digitization Project (2003) MBG Rare Book Digitization Project (2003) Presentation Transcript

  • Chris Freeland - Application Development ManagerDoug Holland - Administrative Librarian
  • Staff• Imaging Technicians – Leslie Miller – Fred Keusenkothen – Wendy Westmoreland• Herbarium Assistant – Tina Ruble• Database Developer – Joe Ditto• Interface Design – Chris Freeland• Project Coordinator – Doug Holland
  • EquipmentBetterLight Super 6K-2 Kaiser Scando Epson Expression 1680 View slide
  • Progress to Date• 37 books have been scanned• 13,000 + pages scanned• Added information: – author biographies – bibliographic descriptions – translations into English – links to current botanical names in TROPICOS and current names found at USDA View slide
  • Metadata InputScreen shot of Accesstable
  • Web SiteLinked fromMBG Libraryweb site
  • Web Display• Many ways to access: – Turn pages from cover to cover – Browse all illustrations – Search by common or scientific name
  • Thumbnails
  • Structure of book
  • List of illustrations by plant name
  • Page Turning
  • Zoom to 100%
  • • <META NAME="DC.Title" CONTENT="Image of Illustration of EPILOBE VELU; <i>Epilobium hirsutum</i> L.; codlins and cream"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#title">• <META NAME="DC.Creator" CONTENT="Jaume Saint- Hilaire, Jean Henri"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#creator">• <META NAME="DC.Subject" CONTENT="(SCHEME=LCSH) Botany -- France -- Pictorial works.|Horticulture -- France -- Pictorial works.|Flowers -- France -- Pictorial works.|"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#subject" >• <META NAME="DC.Description" CONTENT="Illustration of EPILOBE VELU; <i>Epilobium hirsutum</i> L.; codlins and cream"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#descripti on">
  • Web Statistics• 3 million hits since April 1, 2002• 77,000 unique users• Average user spends 7 minutes 38 seconds on site• Receive 2-5 requests per week to use images in publications or other for- profit purposes
  • Preservation• 3000 CDs• Recently moved to DVD-R• Moving toward SAN (Storage Area Network)• Copying Access metadata tables onto image storage media