A Current Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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A Current Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Martin R. Kalfatovic. TDWG 2013. Florence, Italy. 29 October 2013

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A Current Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library

  1. 1. Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science
  2. 2. Biodiversity Heritage Library Technology Library Science
  3. 3. BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.
  4. 4. BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.
  5. 5. Virtual Libraries for Biodiversity Science
  6. 6. Internet Archive Scanning Northeast Regional Scanning Facility (Boston) New Jersey Facility Natural History Museum, London Fedscan (Library of Congress) Internet Archive (San Francisco) Smithsonian Libraries
  7. 7. What is Biodiversity Content?
  8. 8. Selection High-yield taxonomic materials ACTIVE /HIGH PRIORITY Unique & rare materials Permissions titles User requested titles & gap-fills Discipline specific subject matter Non-BHL member materials ingested from the Internet Archive PASSIVE /LOW PRIORITY
  9. 9. Increase agreements with publishers of in copyright materials US Titles: 249 UK Titles: 69 TOTAL TITLES: 318 US Licensors: 92 UK Licensors: 41 TOTAL LICENSORS: 133 October 2013
  10. 10. Content Growth 2007-2013 41,994,491 pages 120,089 items 63,916 titles 28 October 2013
  11. 11. New Content Types Field Books and other archival materials Art of Life Stand along or linked illustrations
  12. 12. Transcribing a Field Book
  13. 13. BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.
  14. 14. Digitization Workflow Insert Smithsonian Macaw software here
  15. 15. Scanning Operations: Macaw
  16. 16. 96,978 “segments” … and now including segments
  17. 17. Linking via DOIs
  18. 18. BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.
  19. 19. I do admire the whole BHL enterprise, wish I had been born later, or BHL earlier, so that I might have had a more active role in it. Pat LaFollette Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  20. 20. I am thrilled with what I have been able to find re: archaic mammary embryology some of which I had been hoping to find at the National Library of Medicine, and to get it through your program was a huge advantage. Last night I believe I requested and received 11 PDFs, all of which are essential to a review paper* I am completing. Olav T. Oftedal PhD Smithsonian Environmental Research Center * “Evo-Devo of the Mammary Gland” by Oftedal, et al. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia (May 2013)
  21. 21. 233233 Countries countries Users in
  22. 22. User Statistics: 2007 - 2013 Visitors: 3,628,088 Page Views: 17,604,395 New vs. Returning: 50.06% vs. 49.04% 146,798 visitors | November 2012 2007 2013
  23. 23. TheMachineIsUs/ingUs <Response xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchemainstance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <Status>ok</Status> <Result> <Item> <ItemID>16800</ItemID> <Volume/> <Contributor>MBLWHOI Library</Contributor> <Sponsor>MBLWHOI Library</Sponsor> <Language>English</Language> <LicenseUrl/> <Rights/> <DueDiligence/> <CopyrightStatus/> <CopyrightRegion/> </Item>
  24. 24. Facebook Total Page Likes: 6,587 Pinterest 3,764 images & 17 collections BHL Social Media October 2013 Blog Total Visits:36,208 (FY13) Twitter @ BioDivLibrary Total Followers: 3,095
  25. 25. 18.9 million total views | 85,512 images (21 Oct 13)
  26. 26. BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.
  27. 27. BHL “classic” or US/UK: 15 institutions …Formed in 2006, 13 members and 2 affiliates 15 Members • Academy of Natural Sciences Library and Archives • American Museum of Natural History Library • California Academy of Sciences Library • Cornell University Library • The Field Museum Library • Harvard University Botany Libraries • Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology • Library of Congress • Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library • Missouri Botanical Garden Library • Natural History Museum, London, Library & Archives • The New York Botanical Garden • Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Library & Archives • Smithsonian Institution Libraries • United States Geological Survey Libraries
  28. 28. DLF Forum 2012 Denver CO Trish Rose-Sandler, Missouri Botanical Garden Art of Life project
  29. 29. Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globally  6 global nodes: By country, region, language  Each node is independent and self-organized, but work under a set of common principles  Share content as much as possible  Node leaders form a Global Coordinating Committee  Goal is to share a common portal where possible  Goal is to develop multi-lingual portal
  30. 30. BHL Africa Launch | Pretoria | April 2013 DLF Forum 2012 Denver CO Trish Rose-Sandler, Missouri Botanical Garden Art of Life project
  31. 31. Global BHL Steering Committee August 2011 Chair Vice Chair Secretary
  32. 32. BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.
  33. 33. BHL Institutional Council | Woods Hole | May 2013
  34. 34. Secretariat and Technical Staff August 2011 Director Program Program Manager Collections Coordinator Technical Director Programmer Data Analyst
  35. 35. Looking Forward In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned. Charles Davies Sherborn Epilogue to Index Animalium, March 1922
  36. 36. BHL Panel Trish Rose-Sandler Lucy Waraungi Jiri Frank William Ulate Connie Rinaldo
  37. 37. Thank you! Grazie! Obrigado! Danke! Tack! Děkuju! Merci! Dank u! Asante! Tak! Благодарю! Köszönöm!

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