Collaborative Tree of Life distributed semantic Biodiversity Heritage Library ever evolving TED all information Synthesis Center Oh wow! SpeciesBase ClassificationBank Education and Outreach ANTS index MacArthur Foundation taxonomic intelligence modular software communal ownership user defined AvenueA | Razorfish OBIS MBL free visualization images WorkBench sounds phylogeny web 2.0 names-based infrastructure Atlas of Living Australia February 2008 Google Marine Biological Laboratory all species Smithsonian FISHBASE Harvard Field Museum Tree of Life E. O. Wilson aggregation / mashup EDIT ScratchPad widgets MOBOT NHM AMNH NYBotancial Sloan Foundation GBIF llison l NameBank videos National Geographic any classification TDWG/BIS
Use of the articles will increase as evidenced by citation upsurge.
Long-term management of the digital assets is provided by the BHL at no cost so it’s contributors
Content will be integrated into EOL project through TI nomenclatural linking.
Levinus Vincent Elenchus tabularum, pinacothecarum, 1719
The cited half-life of publications in
Taxonomy is longer than in any other
The decay rate is longer than in most
Maco-economic case for open access
Current taxonomic literature often relies
on texts and specimens> 100 years old.
The Long NOW Strategy Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon Histoire naturelle : générale et particulière (Oiseaux) , 1799-1808 Convention on Biological Diversity: Article 17
Institutions that are creating the BHL exist to persist through time.
The future is uncertain, the technology landscape changes, people pass on. So create consortial structures that are low-overhead, flexible, and can respond quickly.
Interoperabilty is the key.. Repository islands will sink
Biologia Centrali-American Physical Distribution… Now… you can Parse Date, harvest out data, Wealth of informaiton locked on the pages are now liberated!
Henry Walter Bates The Naturalist on the River Amazons , 1863 Most literature is in the developed world the Northern Hemisphere Most Biodiverstiy is in the developing world the Southern Hemisphere
Progne subis- Purple Martin Illustrations of the nest and eggs of birds of Ohio , 1879-1886 Library and Laboratory: the Marriage of Research, Data and Taxonomic Literature London, February 2005 Eighty participants from 22 countries gathered to discuss the status and future of access to the taxonomic literature and to propose an agenda for actions that would improve the research environment for taxonomy. The participants were taxonomists; librarians; publishers; representatives of learned and professional societies, private foundations and government agencies; and specialists in information and communications technology. Scalable Mass Scanning Contracts Firewalls Security Loading Docks Trucks 180 mile round trip!
Ernest Ingersoll Hand-book to the National Museum … Smithsonian Institution , 1886 Mass Scanning Workflow Bid Lists Pick Lists Packing Lists Serials Management Monographic Management Stickers for Media and carts Rare Books-vaults
Jacob Christian Schäffer Elementa entomologica . . . 1766. BHL Portal http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org Serve image and test files: create volume, Part, piece, metadata; ingest page level Metadata at scanning level; apply Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) for linking to Other taxonomic services.
“ All accumulated information of a species is tied to a scientific name, a name that serves as a link between what has been learned in the past and what we today add to the body of knowledge.” ~ Grimaldi & Engel, 2005, Evolution of the Insects
Who knowth not the name, knoweth not the subject Linnaeus, 1737, Critica Botanica n 210 .
“ It is exciting to anticipate the scientific chords we might hear once 1.8 million notes are brought together through this instrument. Potential EOL users are professional and citizen scientists, teachers, students, media, environmental managers, families and artists. The site will link the public and scientific community in a collaborative way that’s without precedent in scale.”
Acknowledgments Catherine Norton Patrick Leary David Remsen Diane Rielinger David Patterson Neil Sarkar A.W. Mellon Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Internet Archive Christopher Freeland Tom Garnett M artin Kalfatovic Graham Higley BHL & EOL Teams