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A Vast Library of Life: The Biodiversity Heritage Library

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A Vast Library of Life: The Biodiversity Heritage Library. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Aim, Scope & Challenges of Research Museums: An Exchange between the Smithsonian Institution & Leibniz Association. Washington, DC. 30 October 2017.

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A Vast Library of Life: The Biodiversity Heritage Library

  1. 1. Martin R. Kalfatovic Twitter@UDCMRK Associate Director | Program Director Smithsonian Libraries | Biodiversity Heritage Library A Vast Library of Life The Biodiversity Heritage Library Aim, Scope & Challenges of Research Museums An Exchange between the Smithsonian Institution & Leibniz Association 30 October 2017| Washington library.si.edu library.si.edu
  2. 2. Inspiring Discovery through Free Access to Biodiversity Knowledge Over 10 years of inspiring discovery 15th-21st centuries through free & open access to biodiversity literature & archives from the Mission The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  3. 3. Core funding in 2007 from the MacArthur Foundation through the Encyclopedia of Life
  4. 4. A global project that encompasses Technology Libraries Science
  5. 5. Accelerating research efficiency for free BHL Value Proposition The Biodiversity Heritage Library makes it easier than ever to access the information you need to study and explore life on Earth…for free, anytime, anywhere.
  6. 6. BHL is a Global Consortium 20MEMBERS AS OF OCTOBER 2017 18AFFILIATES 60+ WORLDWIDE PARTNERS
  7. 7. BHL collaborates with and contributes content to a variety of partners… GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
  8. 8. Secretariat | Smithsonian Libraries BHL GOVERNANCE PROGRAM DIRECTOR Martin R. Kalfatovic Program Manager Carolyn Sheffield Collections Manager Bianca Crowley Outreach & Communication Manager Grace Costantino
  9. 9. CASH & IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS DIRECT STAFF $1,424,792.54 VALUE OF MEMBER & AFFILIATE CONTRIBUTIONS 2016 OTHER $392,751.28 2015 VS 2016 TOTAL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS 2015 $1,358,908.20 2016 $1,817,543.82 27.26 TOTAL MEMBER & AFFILIATE FTEs WORKING ON BHL IN 2016
  10. 10. 53+MILLION PAGES TITLES VOLUMES 128,000+ 213,000+ 179+MILLIONINSTANCES OF TAXONOMIC NAMES 700+IN-COPYRIGHT TITLES LICENSED FOR BHL AGREEMENTS WITH 300+ LICENSORS *Stats as of October 2017
  11. 11. 53+MILLION PAGES TITLES VOLUMES 128,000+ 213,000+ 179+MILLIONINSTANCES OF TAXONOMIC NAMES 700+IN-COPYRIGHT TITLES LICENSED FOR BHL AGREEMENTS WITH 300+ LICENSORS *Stats as of October 2017
  12. 12. 53+MILLION PAGES TITLES VOLUMES 128,000+ 213,000+ 179+MILLIONINSTANCES OF TAXONOMIC NAMES 700+IN-COPYRIGHT TITLES LICENSED FOR BHL AGREEMENTS WITH 300+ LICENSORS *Stats as of October 2017
  13. 13. 6.6+MILLION TOTAL USERS TO DATE AVERAGE MONTHLY USERS110,000+ 12.7+ MILLION TOTAL WEBSITE VISITS TO DATE AVERAGE MONTHLY VISITS190,000+ VISITS FROM 243COUNTRIES & TERRITORIES *Stats as of October 2017
  14. 14. "I think BHL is one of the most important and useful resources online right now. Judging by how often I use it, I’d say it has an impact on my research commensurate with that of Google Scholar or Web of Science.” Andrew Durso Ph.D. Student, Herpetology Biology Department Utah State University
  15. 15. Thank You! Questions? Martin R. Kalfatovic 30 October 2017 | Smithsonian & Leibniz Association Stay Connected with BHL! Follow @BioDivLibrary on social media Join our Mailing List: s.si.edu/BHLMailingList

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