Cybertaxonomy may 31 2011


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Cybertaxonomy may 31 2011

  1. 1. Current Status-Future Plans May 31, 2011 Thomas Garnett
  2. 2. BHL Content <ul><li>The Biodiversity Heritage Library has the largest collection of full-text digitized biodiversity literature in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>No other repository is even close. </li></ul><ul><li>34,500,000 pages – 91,600 volumes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Bleeding Obvious - Why? <ul><ul><li>A major component of the well-documented “taxonomic impediment” is being eliminated. This will help accelerate the glacial pace of documenting the world’s biota. Revisions to taxonomy require reading all prior work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EOL (and other integrator projects) will have vastly increased source data for species to draw on. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The published record is available and preserved in network space. What is and what is not the “record” is a complex subject in digital network space. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repatriation of knowledge to high-biodiversity countries. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. BHL Operates in Different Domains Biodiversity Research Publishing World Library Community Biodiversity Sciences and informatics Publishers Libraries BHL
  5. 5. Work with Not Against To digitize and mount works under copyright BHL must obtain permission from the copyright holders. Many biodiversity journals and monographs are published by non-profit institutions or learned societies whose mission is to promote research and learning. Some of these institutions have not sold their rights to commercial publishers and are open to sharing with the BHL.
  6. 6. Use Expertise Working with legal counsel at the Smithsonian and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, we prepared a permission agreement that we send to prospective publishing partners. For more background see
  7. 7. Ability to Deliver <ul><ul><li>Permissions for > 160 journal titles and growing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A global cooperation to incentivize other national-level projects to host and preserve the content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A fruitful collaboration with the Internet Archive that has provide high-quality scanning and free storage infrastructure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to deliver more content through scanning if funding is made available . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Documented Export Methods <ul><ul><li>> 160 journal titles and growing. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. CiteBank Developments
  10. 10. BHL CiteBank stats as of April 30 <ul><li>* Total citations: 72213 </li></ul><ul><li>* Citations with PDFs from BHL: 19779 </li></ul><ul><li>* Citations without PDFs attached: 52434 </li></ul><ul><li>* Citations from BHL: 63673 </li></ul><ul><li>* Citations from Scielo: 6252 </li></ul><ul><li>* Citations from various sources: 1283 </li></ul><ul><li>* Citations from Zookeys: 341 </li></ul>
  11. 11. BHL Next Steps <ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to integrate with and contribute to the emerging practices of CYBERTAXONOMY </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. BHL Digital Preservation <ul><li>Committed to long-term storage, curation, and preservation of digital text assets for the world-wide biodiversity community </li></ul><ul><li>BHL is a steward for this literature. </li></ul><ul><li>To keep this content available and open for the future requires careful organizational planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation is both a technical and political/social process. </li></ul>
  13. 13. BHL Digital Preservation <ul><li>Content stored redundantly in geographically separated repositories. </li></ul><ul><li>Running on different architechtures. </li></ul><ul><li>Under separate and different adminstrative policies. </li></ul><ul><li>No mono-culture pathologies. </li></ul>
  14. 14. BHL: US/UK <ul><li>Academy of Natural Science (Philadelphia, PA) </li></ul><ul><li>American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY) </li></ul><ul><li>California Academy of Science (San Francisco, CA) </li></ul><ul><li>The Field Museum (Chicago, IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University Botany Libraries (Cambridge, MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO) </li></ul><ul><li>Natural History Museum (London, UK) </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Botanical Garden (New York, NY) </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Richmond, UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Washington, DC) </li></ul>
  15. 15. BHL Partner: BHL-Europe <ul><li>Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Natural History Museum, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Narodni muzeum NMP CZ </li></ul><ul><li>Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH </li></ul><ul><li>Freie Universität Berlin FUBBGBM </li></ul><ul><li>Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts </li></ul><ul><li>Naturhistorisches Museum Wien </li></ul><ul><li>Hungarian Natural History Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>University of Copenhagen </li></ul><ul><li>Stichting Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Naturalis </li></ul><ul><li>National Botanic Garden of Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Museum for Central Africa, </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliothèque nationale de France </li></ul><ul><li>Museum national d’histoire naturelle </li></ul><ul><li>Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas </li></ul><ul><li>Università degli Studi di Firenze </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Species 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>John Wiley & Sons limited </li></ul><ul><li>Helsingin yliopisto UH-Viikki </li></ul>
  16. 17. BHL Partner: BHL-China <ul><li>Chinese Academy of Science – Institute of Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Academy of Science – Institute of Zoology </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Academy of Science – Institute of Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Academy Science - Institute of Oceanography </li></ul>
  17. 18. BHL Partner: BHL-China
  18. 19. BHL Partner: BHL-China
  19. 20. BHL Partner: BHL-Australia <ul><li>Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Australian digitizing projects </li></ul>
  20. 21. BHL Partner: BHL South America <ul><li>BIREME/SciElo (Scientific Electronic Library Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Zoology, University of São Paulo </li></ul><ul><li>National Biodiversity Program, Ministry of Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Several museum and herbaria libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Will coordinate integration with other South American initiatives </li></ul>
  21. 22. BHL Partner: Egypt <ul><li>Biblioteca Alexandrina </li></ul>
  22. 24. Proposed Global Governance Chart