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Introducing TL-2: Online Edition Robin A. Everly XVIII IBC Melbourne, Australia Robin A. Everly:: Smithsonian Institution Libraries :: International Botanical Congress :: 25 July 2011
The Beginning 2010 – Signed agreement between Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) and International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) for permission to digitize and make TL-2 searchable through a web based interface. Funding to scan and rekey TL-2 text from the Smithsonian’s Atherton Seidell Endowment. Idea originated from botanical librarians involved in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project.
Scope of Work Approximately 11,500 scanned pages Average of 3,300 characters per page Approximately 44,000 author entries Image files approx. 9 GB in siz e
Project Timeline January 2011 – Initial scanning of TL-2 volumes. July 2011 – Contract for text conversion awarded to Unlimited Priorities / Digital Conversion Labs. November 2011 – Text conversion completed.
Timeline – 2012 and Beyond January 2012 – TL-2 online, version 1.0 publicly available via SIL website (functionality at the minimum similar to current IDC Publishers product.) February 2012 and forward – Additional functionality to be added over time.
Creation of web services on top of TL-2 Online for reuse by other biodiversity and taxonomic projects.
Integration and/or linking with VIAF.
Creation of linked data.
Integration with similar taxonomic tools (specifically Index Animalium ) forming a comprehensive collection of taxonomic bibliographic tools, a “TL-3”
Acknowledgements Judy Warnement – Harvard Univ. Botany Libraries. Doug Holland/Chris Freeland – Missouri Botanical Garden. Susan Fraser/Don Wheeler – New York Botanical Garden. Larry Dorr – Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, Dept of Botany. Martin Kalfatovic, Keri Thompson, Suzanne Pilsk, Joel Richard, and Gilbert Borrego – Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Robin A. Everly :: Smithsonian Institution Libraries :: International Botanical Congress :: 25 July 2011