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2016 BHL Program Director's Report

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2016 BHL Program Director's Report. Martin R. Kalfatovic. BHL Open Partners' Meeting, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. London, 13 April 2016.

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2016 BHL Program Director's Report

  1. 1. Martin R. Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director Royal Botanic Garden, Kew | 13 April 2016 2016 BHL Program Director's Report
  2. 2. 2005 London
  3. 3. … 2006 in Washington …
  4. 4. … and 2016 back in London & growing still in many ways!
  5. 5. Growth New Members American Museum of Natural History BHL Australia Cornell University The Field Museum of Natural History Harvard University Botany Libraries Mayr Library of the Museum of Comp. Zoology (Harvard University) Library of Congress Missouri Botanical Garden Library BHL Singapore BHL Mexico Natural History Museum, London The New York Botanical Garden Royal Botanic Garden, Kew Smithsonian Libraries United States Geological Survey Libraries University of Illinois
  6. 6. Growth New Affiliates Academy of Natural Sciences BHL Africa Chicago Botanic Garden California Academy of Sciences Internet Archive MBLWHOI Library National Agriculture Library Natural History Museum, LA County Naturalis Biodiversity Center Smithsonian Institution Archives Washington University
  7. 7. Growth Collections 106,880 Titles 178,512 Volumes 48,866,284 Pages 172,188 Segments 165,303,853 Names
  8. 8. Growth Collections 103,190 curated images in the BHL Flickr group
  9. 9. Growth Collections 3.2 million BHL images in the Internet Archive Flickr Commons collection
  10. 10. Growth Collections 3.2 million BHL images in the Internet Archive Flickr Commons collection
  11. 11. Growth Collections 3.2 million BHL images in the Internet Archive Flickr Commons collection
  12. 12. Growth Users: 2010-11 vs 2015-16^ 221.67% 1,174,169 vs 365,028
  13. 13. Growth Page Views: 2010-11 vs 2015-16^ 76.44% 7,673,015 vs 4,348,712
  14. 14. Governance Members Council
  15. 15. Governance Members Council Thank you, Eric Chin!
  16. 16. Governance Executive Committee
  17. 17. Governance Secretariat
  18. 18. Governance Secretariat Program Manager Carolyn Sheffield  Finances  Internal Communication  Contract managment  Tech Advisors group  Grants management  Workshop managment  Program Managment Certificate  Emerging Leadership Development Program
  19. 19. Governance Secretariat Collections Manager Bianca Crowley  Staff communications  Internet Archive liaison  Collection development  Permissions  Database quality
  20. 20. Governance Secretariat Outreach & Communications Manager Grace Costantino  External communications  Public affairs and media relations  Social media management  Graphic design  Outreach material design
  21. 21. Operations Committees & Groups  Membership Committee  Staff Committee  Collections Committee  Cataloging Group  Discovery Tools Working Group  User Feedback Working Group
  22. 22. Operations 2015 Staff Meeting  42 staff  21 institutions  2 days  3 countries
  23. 23. Operations 2015 Staff Meeting
  24. 24. Operations Geographic challenges
  25. 25. Operations Chrono challenges http://www.xkcd.com/1335/
  26. 26. Operations Training Workshops Nairobi September 2015  3 days  15 participants  11 institutions  Funded by JRS Foundation
  27. 27. Operations Training Workshops Mexico City December 2015  3 days  18 participants  8 institutions  Funded in part by CONABIO
  28. 28. Operations Training Workshops Washington, DC February 2016  3 days  7 participants  3 institutions  Funded by IMLS Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature grant
  29. 29. Operations Staff Additions/Changes: EABL Team
  30. 30. Operations BHL Orientation Sessions Secretariat staff hosted three phone/Skype orientation sessions for new partners or staff  Library of Congress  California Academy of Sciences  Naturalis
  31. 31. Technology
  32. 32. Technology Platform Migration  System isolation  Running at Smithsonian  Domain transfers  Secure login
  33. 33. Technology Platform Migration Live @ Smithsonian? #FAIL The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers Henry VI, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2
  34. 34. Technology Staff Changes: Tech Advisors
  35. 35. Technology CY 2016 Priorities CORE PLATFORM ACTIVITIES  Maintain daily operations of BHL; including completion of error resolution reports;  Complete website migration to Smithsonian servers and run ongoing site stabilization work to confirm successful migration;  Complete recommendation for incorporation of transcriptions into BHL;  Implementing full text search in the user interface;  Analyze requirements for implementing KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools) metadata standard (database and software changes to align BHL metadata with KBART standard for use in external discovery tools) and develop JATS (Journal Article Tag Suite) feed for same;  Incremental work to improve Macaw for all users;  Modifications to feedback form, auto-email, and related systems to simplify Gemini workflow.
  36. 36. Technology CY 2016 Priorities PROJECT BASED WORK  Support Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature (EABL) tech needs for Admin Dash and Macaw; this will also include consultation on the potential monographic de-dupper tool;  Analyze requirement and workflow for integrating crowdsourced tags into BHL and impact on the user interface;  Work with GBIF staff and Oak Ridge National Lab on evaluation of georeferencing of species information.
  37. 37. Finances
  38. 38. Finances CY 2015 Dues Spending (actual)
  39. 39. Finances CY 2016 Dues Spending Plan
  40. 40. Finances CY 2015 Partner Contributions $US 1.31 million 13.66 FTE
  41. 41. Finances Secretariat & Technical: Smithsonian and MBG* Secretariat (Smithsonian) Salaries $360,697 Travel $15,615 Outreach $5,319 Total $381,631 Technical (MBG) Database & System Management $174,590 Total Central Activities $556,221 * Activities not covered by BHL Dues
  42. 42. Finances 2006 – 2016 Grants Received $US14.3 million In the past 6 Months ... Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature (IMLS) New York Botanical Garden | $846,457 BHL Field Notes: Hidden Collections (CLIR) Smithsonian Libraries | $491,713 Librarians for the 21st Century (IMLS) Museum of Comparative Zoology | $443,141
  43. 43. Finances 2006 – 2016 Grants Received (by year)
  44. 44. Finances 2006 – 2016 Grants Received (by Institution)
  45. 45. Outreach
  46. 46. Outreach
  47. 47. Outreach
  48. 48. Program Director Goals  Recruit and on board new Members and Affiliates  Launch and stabilize BHL website at Smithsonian  Incremental technical changes including full-text searching  Explore collaboration with BHL Egypt on technical matters  Implement User feedback management plan  Ensure the success of new projects e.g. EABL, Field Book Project, and Librarians for the 21st Century
  49. 49. Program Director Goals  Begin planning for BHL Version 2  Improved discovery and BHL metadata  Continue to expand content and generate new permissions for in copyright materials  Increase the awareness about BHL and our services, especially to our primary audiences, scientists, taxonomists and librarians
  50. 50. Yet another physical difficulty is the task of assembling the library and indexes which will enable the student to work under proper conditions…. the beginner must now be prepared to spend liberally, or else must establish himself in an institution where a large library exists; if he work by himself with only a few books, he will have to confine himself to a very narrow specialty indeed. 'The Limitations of Taxonomy' by J.M. Aldrich, Science, April 22, 1927, vol. LXV, no. 1686, p.381 In Conclusion
  51. 51. Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me Other times I can barely see Lately it occurs to me What a long, strange trip it's been “Truckin’” / (Hunter/Garcia)
  52. 52. Internet Archive Hero Award Faring thee well now. Let your life proceed by its own design. Nothing to tell now. Let the words be yours, I'm done with mine. "Cassidy" / (Weir/Barlow)
  53. 53. Questions? @UDCMRK

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