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Forging the Digital Roadmap: The Preservation, Curation and Stewardship Nexus

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  • 1. Forging a Digital Roadmap: The Preservation, Curation and Stewardship Nexus Bianca Crowley Collections Coordinator Smithsonian Libraries
  • 2. Forging a Digital Roadmap: TheiPreservation, ew g nroads into n ng Route: Makin R…Recalculati and Stewardship NexusO Curation territories Bianca Crowley Collections Coordinator Smithsonian Libraries
  • 3. http://biodiversitylibrary.org>58,000 titles >108,000 volumes > 39 million pages
  • 4. The BHL is…• A consortium of 14 natural history, botanical libraries and research institutions• An open access digital library for legacy biodiversity literature.• An open data repository of taxonomic names and bibliographic information• An increasingly global effort
  • 5. BHL Digitization Overview ta daataDeescrp i i e M ta ttvveMeetad D scri ip Images, OCR text, XML Taxonomic Name Services User User BHL BHL Feedback Feedback
  • 6. What does a Collections Coordinator do?
  • 7. Challenges• Article access• Preservation: Replication & Synchronization• Integrating content scanned outside standard workflow• Deduplication• OCR accuracy• Copyright issues• Funding & resources (of course!)
  • 8. Lessons Learned• Collaboration is key• Content is King• If you make your data available, people will use it• Value of experimentation and failure• Be flexible• “Just Do It”
  • 9. Future Directions• Article level access – Reconfiguring back-end BHL database – Harvesting metadata from Biostor.org (thanks Roderic D.M. Page) 101100 101100 BHL BHL 010110 010110 110101 110101 Rod Page BHL Biostor.org Biostor.org Rod Page• New user interface coming soon!
  • 10. Curation: a Patient Practice…
  • 11. Curation: a Patient Practice…
  • 12. Curation: a Patient Practice that Pays Off!
  • 13. Curation: a Patient Practice that Pays Off!
  • 14. Curation: your Users can Help
  • 15. Curation: your Users can Help
  • 16. Stewardship: Our Role in theBiodiversity Research “Ecology” BHL EOL Biodiversity Literature Scientific Names Publications Phylogenies Nomen-Researchers clators Name Species Checklists Datasets Indexes Collecting Events Specimens Content Aggregators Localities Field Notes
  • 17. Thank you!blog.biodiversitylibrary.orgbiodivlibrary Bianca Crowleybiodivlibrary crowleyb@si.eduBiodiversity Heritage Library Slides: slideshare.net/lipscombbbiodivlibrary