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Presentation for Libraries, Museums, and Instructional Technology event at Harvard.

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  • 1. Biodiversity Heritage Library by Connie Rinaldo
  • 2. Overview
    • History
    • EOL/BHL: WHY?
    • Members/Collaborators
    • Process
    • Governance
    • Sustainability: Legal and Financial
    • Future
    Reptilia and Batrachia . (1885-1902) by Albert C.L.G.  Günther
  • 3. Member Partners
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Field Museum of Natural History
    • Natural History Museum, London
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • Missouri Botanical Garden
    • New York Botanical Garden
    • Royal Botanic Garden, Kew
    • Botany Libraries, Harvard University
    • Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
    • Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    James Dwight Dana Zoophytes. Atlas , 1849
  • 4. Why?
    • The cited half-life of publications in taxonomy is longer than in any other scientific discipline
    • Current taxonomic literature often relies on texts and specimens > 100 years old.
    • Literature repatriation
    • Resource access
  • 5.
    • Internet Archive
    • International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
    • Open Content Alliance
    • European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy
    • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
    • Atlas of Living Australia
    • BioOne
    • Many other negotiations underway
    Collaborators
  • 6.
    • Internet Archive scanning centers in London, New York, DC, Boston, Illinois etc.
    • Image files/text derived from OCR.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Governance
    • MOU with BHL (each member)
    • BHL is not a legal entity
    • By-Laws
    • Institutional Council
    • Executive Committee: Chair attends EOL Steering Committee
    • BHL Project Director/Deputy
  • 9. Process
    • Wiki
    • Annual Meetings of the Library Directors
    • Conference Calls
      • Executive committee (weekly)
      • Staff in the trenches (weekly)
    • Other Business (meetings or calls)
      • Special projects
      • Collections
      • Technical staff
      • Local staff
      • Directors and staff
  • 10. Mandates
    • Open Access : all content can be reused, repurposed, reformatted.
    • Congruent : must fit in to and contribute to a healthy knowledge ecology
  • 11. BHL Portal http://www. biodiversitylibrary .org
    • Serve image and text files, create volume, part, piece metatata; ingest page level metadata
    • Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) to link to other services
    • Taxonomic Intelligence: developed at MBLWHOI
      • Uses sophisticated algorithm to locate name strings from the 9.4 million in NameBank from OCR
      • Iterative processing of texts increases number of names in Namebank and also the accuracy of recognition.
      • More tools under development
      • Portal prototype developed at Missouri Botanical Garden based on botanicus.org
  • 12. What BHL Wants To Do
  • 13. What BHL Can Do
  • 14. Seek Permissions from Copyright Holders
    • Opt in Copyright Model: The BHL actively works with professional societies & associations to integrate their publications into the BHL in a way that serves the societies’ missions and goals.
    • BHL is digitizing learned society backfiles & serving them from the BHL Portal at no cost to the societies.
    • Files are available to the publishers for reuse as they see fit.
  • 15. Legal Sustainability Strategy
    • Avoid legal conflicts
    • Keep copyright infringement risk low
    • Obtain permissions when possible
    • Negotiate alternative agreements
    • Move on if necessary
  • 16. Financial Sustainability Strategy
      • Quick ramp-up, high early costs – development, mass scanning, etc. Drive long-term costs down.
      • Derive some long-term costs from the operating budgets of the member institutions. (examples under consideration: acquisitions budget, staff positions, etc.)
      • Integrate functions/tasks with wider efforts where appropriate, e.g. mass storage.
      • Clear roles for staff who wear multiple hats. Two full-time grant funded positions currently but >15 staff who make substantive contributions.
      • Make the BHL absolutely essential.
  • 17. Current Structure Internet Archive Web access BHL Portal & Taxonomic Intelligence BHL
  • 18. Future Structure Web access BHL Portal & Taxonomic Intelligence Internet Archive German node French node European Digital Library French national node Multiple language interfaces BHL Other
  • 19. Future Directions
    • Multiple languages
    • Links back to EOL
    • Expanded taxonomic intelligence
    • Geolocation
    • More global partnerships
    • Beyond scientists
    • Grey Literature & Archives
    • Automated structural markup of journal literature
  • 20. QUESTIONS?
    • Connie Rinaldo [email_address]