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2017 BHL Program Director's Report: 11 Years of Growth and Sustainability

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2017 BHL Program Director's Report: 11 Years of Growth and Sustainability. Martin R. Kalfatovic. BHL Annual Meeting. BHL Members' Business Meeting. National Library Board of Singapore. 17 March 2017.

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2017 BHL Program Director's Report: 11 Years of Growth and Sustainability

  1. 1. rtin R. Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director ional Library Board | Singapore | 17 March 2017 2017 BHL Program Director's Report 11 Years of Growth & Sustainability
  2. 2. 2016 London
  3. 3. 2016 London
  4. 4. 2016 London
  5. 5. 2016 Singapore
  6. 6. 2016 Singapore
  7. 7. 2016 Singapore
  8. 8. In the last monthly update (February) BHL’s top contributors were a mix of old and new faces  National Agricultural Library: 52,064 pgs  Naturalis Biodiversity Center: 43,608 pgs  Smithsonian Libraries: 42,470 pgs  American Museum of Natural History Library: 34,664 pgs  American Association of Zoo Keepers: 16,050 pgs Growth of Contributors
  9. 9. 51,467,214 Pages 197,389 Items 116,938 Titles 89.9Tb Byte Size Growth of Collections “Physical” Size of BHL
  10. 10. 51,467,214 Pages 197,389 Items 116,938 Titles 89.9Tb Byte Size Growth of Collections “Physical” Size of BHL
  11. 11. 51,467,214 Pages 197,389 Items 116,938 Titles 89.9Tb Byte Size Growth of Collections “Physical” Size of BHL
  12. 12. Sustainability Program Director Goals  Recruit and on board new Members and Affiliates  Incremental technical changes including full-text searching  Explore collaboration with BHL Egypt on technical matters  Ensure the success of projects e.g. EABL, Field Book Project, and Foundations to Actions
  13. 13. Sustainability Program Director Goals  Integrated NDSR work into planning for BHL Version 2  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
  14. 14. Sustainability Finances: Donations Total US$ 17,400 50 donors Secretariat Support US$ 13,000 General Support US$ 13,000
  15. 15. C A S H & I N - K I N D I R E C T S T A F F $ 1 , 4 2 4 , 7 9 2 . V A L U E O F M E M B E R & A F F I L I A T E O T H E R $ 3 9 2 , 7 5 1 . 2 8 2 0 1 5 V S 2 0 1 6 T O T A L I N 2 0 1 5 $ 1 , 3 5 8 2 0 1 6 $ 1 , 8 1 7 2 7 . 2 6 T O T A L M E M B E R & A F FI LI
  16. 16. Sustainability Technical Team
  17. 17. Sustainability Technical Highlights  Working with Dima Mozzherin to incorporate a newly updated GNRD server into BHL. (The GNRD server provides scientific name finding services to BHL.) It is a little too early to say for sure, but it looks like the updated service provides higher quality results. This work is nearly complete.  Initial prototypes of both SOLR and ElasticSearch full-text search installations were created.
  18. 18. Sustainability Technical Highlights  The BHL ingest process was updated to recognized and handle Scanning Institution and Rights Holder in the data being brought in from Internet Archive.  Modified the IA harvesting process to ease the inclusion of new contributors, rights holders, and scanning institutions. This should cut down on the number of “UNKNOWN” values that appear in those fields.  Added additional fields to the data harvested from BioStor, including Publisher Name, Publisher Place, OCLC ID, JSTOR ID,and Issue.
  19. 19. Sustainability Technical Highlights  Modified the BioStor harvest process to allow changes to Item and Page IDs made in BioStor to be picked up by BHL.  Updated the BioStor harvesting process to read an additional contributor field from the BioStor APIs. This allows BHL to recognize two contributors for an article: 1) the contributor that facilitated the ingest of metadata into BHL (i.e. BioStor), and 2) the institution that actually compiled the metadata.
  20. 20. Sustainability Technical Priorities Full Text Search  Model: Dell PowerEdge Server  OS/Software: ElasticSearch on RedHat Linux  10 core Intel Xeon CPU  128 Gigabytes of RAM  About 8 TB disk space (1.6 TB on high speed SSD) for the Search Index and the OCR Text Full Text Server Specs
  21. 21. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Presentations Martin R. Kalfatovic Increasing Access, Promoting Progress: Empowering Global Research through the BHL. Expanding Access to Biodiversity Workshop. Atlanta History Center. Atlanta, GA. 24 January 2017. The Biodiversity Heritage Library 10 Years and More! TDWG 2016. Centro de Transferencia Tecnológica y Educación Continua (CTEC) San Carlos, Santa Clara, Costa Rica. 7 December 2016. Increasing Access, Promoting Progress: Empowering Global Research through the BHL. Group of 12 Meeting. Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. Paris, 2 December 2016. Botany and the BHL: A Botanical Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Botany Department Seminar. National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC. 15 September 2016. Enabling Progress in Global Biodiversity Research: The Biodiversity Heritage Library. With Constance Rinaldo. Shanghai International Library Forum 2016. Shanghai, China. 8 July 2016.
  22. 22. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Presentations Grace Costantino Strategies to Engage: Discovering & Facilitating Engagements around Biodiversity Literature. 38th Annual Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference. Vancouver, British BC, Canada. 2 June 2016. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Literature: An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Catholic University’s Institute of Federal Libraries Resources Information Session. Washington, DC. 27 July 2016. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Literature: An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library. MIT Carnegie University of Pretoria Orientation. Washington, DC. 15 September 15 2016. Literature Resources to Support Food Security Research: An Introduction to the BHL. Scientific Collections International Food Security Symposium. Greenbelt, MD. 19 September 2016. An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library. DC Science Librarians Meeting. Washington, DC. 8 November 2016.
  23. 23. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Presentations Grace Costantino Wait there’s more ... Presentation: Science as Art: Free Access to Natural History Books and Art in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Smithsonian Associates: The Beauty of Botanical Illustration Program. Washington, DC. 12 February 2017. And the 2016 BioBlitz on the National Mall … And next year we’ll learn about the Earth Optimism Day events (21-23 April 2017 in Washington)
  24. 24. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Presentations & Meetings Carolyn A. Sheffield & Bianca Crowley Carolyn A. Sheffield Harnessing biodiversity literature for Natural History collections curation and research--a digital library perspective. With Jirí Frank. SPNHC 2016. Berlin, Germany. 20-25 June 2016. Bianca Crowley Library Leaders Forum (Internet Archive) 2016, San Francisco, 26-28 October 2016
  25. 25. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Tours and Visits to Washington National Library Board | May 2016 U of Pretoria | September 2016
  26. 26. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Management & Leadership Carolyn A. Sheffield Emerging Leadership Development Program Carolyn graduated from the Smithsonian’s ELDP program in December 2016. The vigorous year-long program is highly selective and it is a reflection on both the candidate and their organization to be selected. Carolyn with Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton December 2016
  27. 27. Sustainability Secretariat Activities Management & Leadership Carolyn A. Sheffield Field Notes Project Oversight Adriana Marroquin as the new Project Manager for the CLIR- funded BHL Field Notes Project. Some of you may recognize her name from work she did a couple of years ago to organize BHL’s Latino Natural History digital exhibition. Carolyn is the supervisor for the other Secretariat staff as well as Adriana.
  28. 28. D i g it a l L M u N D S R R e s i d e n
  29. 29. Questions Ichthyologie; ou, Histoire naturelle des poissons : / par Marc Éliéser Bloch. FIGURE 2 Plate: Chaetodon mesoleucus (The Mulatto) Accepted: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus Common: Singapore Angelfish, Vermiculated Angelfish http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4787002
  30. 30. Thank You! @BHLProgDirector

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