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  • Global BHL is a Global Partnership with programs in six continents, we hope to keep expanding to new geographies. The BHL is a nimble, geographically distributed, virtual organization that delivers focused research content. Since 2009, the BHL has expanded globally. The European Commission’s eContentPlus program has recently funded the BHL-Europe project, with 28 institutions, to assemble the European language literature. Additionally, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Atlas of Living Australia, Brazil (through SciELO and BIREME), and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina have created regional BHL nodes. These projects will work together to share content, protocols, services, and digital preservation practices. Internet Archive 2007 BHL Europe May 10-15, 2009 BHL China 2009 BHL Australia 1 - 4 June, 2010 BHL Alexandria 2010 BHL Scielo 2011? - they haven't signed anything but our kick off meeting was in 2010 1. Brief history 2. Goals 3. Current status with respect to your goals 4. Organizational details 5. Challenges 6. Special opportunities
  • Different technologies, new content, mirror data Launch by the end of this year (2011) BHL-Europe is a 3 year project, involving 28 major natural history museums, botanical gardens and other cooperating institutions. BHL-Europe is a Best Practice Network, funded by the European Commission under the eContentplus programme, as part of the i2010 policy The objective of the BHL-Europe project is to make available Europe’s biodiversity information to everyone by improving the interoperability of European biodiversity digital libraries. Furthermore, the project will provide a multilingual access point for biodiversity content through the BHL-Europe web portal with specific biological functionalities for search and retrieval and through the EUROPEANA portal.
  • Chinese Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL-China), the pre-research project funded by the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is aiming to, through collaboration with BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library) and in conjunction with other institutes (colleges) on biological research, jointly build a network platform for BHL-China; through the comprehensive collection, scanning, extraction of the essential biodiversity related literature and the systematical arrangement of the important biodiversity (early focus on botany) literature, to establish an easily-searchable and communitive network platform, while to make the data API compliant and therefore provide documentation data services to biodiversity (including EOL China nodes, Chinese Virtual Herbrium, etc.) and other related research fields. The project is currently under construction. Relying on the project of digital library funded by Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the digitalization has started with the documentation of plant biodiversity, and will gradually extend to other fields of biology.
  • Mention BHL-Australia will be scanning their own content into Internet Archive.
  • Will start replicating data soon with Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The Digital Assets Repository (DAR) is a system developed at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Library of Alexandria, to create and maintain the Library's digital collections.
  • The Global Biodiversity Heritage Library Coordinating Committee ( gBHL-CC ) oversees the functioning of the gBHL. - The gBHL-CC will be composed of one representative from each member; - Each gBHL-CC representative has one vote. - The gBHL-CC has responsibilities for determining membership, strategic planning and recommending policy for collaborative work - The gBHL-CC may choose to invite relevant organizations to its meetings as well as to establish temporary working groups to address specific themes and provide the gBHL-CC with in depth analysis and recommendations. - The gBHL-CC will have by-laws for its operations. - The gBHL-CC may choose to establish a Secretariat.
  • The Global Biodiversity Heritage Library Coordinating Committee ( gBHL-CC ) oversees the functioning of the gBHL. - The gBHL-CC will be composed of one representative from each member; - Each gBHL-CC representative has one vote. - The gBHL-CC has responsibilities for determining membership, strategic planning and recommending policy for collaborative work - The gBHL-CC may choose to invite relevant organizations to its meetings as well as to establish temporary working groups to address specific themes and provide the gBHL-CC with in depth analysis and recommendations. - The gBHL-CC will have by-laws for its operations. - The gBHL-CC may choose to establish a Secretariat.
  • Sustainable: Open software, Open Data,
  • Global BHL is a Global Partnership with programs in six continents, we hope to keep expanding to new geographies. So far we have started to work with African colleagues to
  • Redundancy achieved through Global Replication and serving. Describe the current state: Uploading all content into IA as the long-term repository Copied seed data and now we are starting to synchronize repositories (IA->WHO, WHO -> NHM, then IA->EGYPT).
  • Global Data requires a Social Infrastructure The project may be about the content, but relies heavily on the people (and their collaboration for a common cause).
  • Different technologies: IA, Cluster, Egypt’s DAR (Digital Assets Repository, own OCR)
  • Redundancy & resilience: Data and Application Mirroring Partners contribute their unique content: Europe, Australia, China and Egypt specialized content. New ideas, tools & services: BHL-Australia Design, BHL-Europe functionality, BHL-Egypt OCR Opportunities for collaborations: IMPACT, ViBRANT, OpenUp! in EU

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  • Global BHL Growth and Governance Encyclopedia of Life Content Summit 17-20 January 2012 STRI William Ulate | Global BHL Project Manager
  • GLOBAL BHL is… a cooperative network of autonomous members operating programs and projects to make biodiversity literature available through open access principles.
  • A brief history…
  • BHL-US/UK www.biodiversitylibrary.org
  • BHL-Europe www.bhl-europe.eu
  • BHL-China http://www.bhl-china.org
  • BHL-China http://www.bhl-china.org
  • BHL-Australia http://www.ala.org.au/
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  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina http://www.bibalex.org
  • Scielo - Brazil http://www.scielo.br/?lng=pt
  • Governance Global …but loosely coupled
  • Goals of gBHL
    • Digitize and aggregate as much biodiversity literature as funding and copyright law allows through the member programs and projects.
    • Maintain repositories for the indexing, storage, preservation and serving of this digital content.
    • Develop services to make this digital content widely and easily available.
  • Principles
    • Open access . The digital content served by gBHL members is available without cost and can be reused by other projects and users with appropriate attribution.
    • Collaboration . Each gBHL member will actively coordinate its activities with other BHL partners to achieve agreed objectives.
    • Decentralization . Each gBHL member is self-governing and funded.
    • Interoperability . Each gBHL member will deploy technologies enabling sharing of digital content and services with other gBHL members.
    • Transparency . The processes of the gBHL will be transparent and clear to all members and the public.
    • Legality . The gBHL members will operate within their legal frameworks.
  • Membership
    • Composed of organizations, programs and projects that are contributing content or services to gBHL. Each member is responsible for its own plans, governance and funding.
  • Coordinating Committee ( gBHL-CC )
    • Oversees the functioning of the gBHL.
    • Composed of one representative from each member;
    • Each representative has one vote.
    • Has responsibilities for determining membership, strategic planning and recommending policy for collaborative work.
  • Coordinating Committee ( gBHL-CC )
    • May choose to invite relevant organizations to its meetings as well as to establish temporary working groups to address specific themes and provide the gBHL-CC with in depth analysis and recommendations.
    • Will have by-laws for its operations.
    • May choose to establish a Secretariat.
  • FUTURE
  • New Partners and Geographies
  • Global Replication & Serving San Francisco Woods Hole London Alexandria Beijing Replicated Data Center Portal Application
  • Global Data requires a Social Infrastructure
  • Preservation of digital resources
    • Ensure long-term, sustained access through heterogeneity & diversity.
    • Managing digital resources:
      • Across multiple geographic locations
      • Under multiple administrations
      • With different technologies
    Want a meadow… … not a monoculture.
  • Benefits of Global BHL…
    • Redundancy & resilience
    • Partners contribute their unique content
    • New ideas, tools & services
    • Opportunities for collaborations
  • Thank you
      • William Ulate
      • Global BHL Project Manager
      • Missouri Botanical Garden
      • [email_address]
      • Skype: william_ulate_r
            • www.biodiversitylibrary.org
            • :@BiodivLibrary #bhl
            • : blog.biodiversitylibrary.org