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BHL and Specimen Collection Data: The needle in the Festuca stack

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BHL and Specimen Collection Data: The needle in the Festuca stack
Biodiversity_Next | 23 October 2019 | Leiden
Martin R. Kalfatovic. BHL Program Director | Biodiversity Heritage Library. ORCID: 0000-0002-4563-4627. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.3.37787

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BHL and Specimen Collection Data: The needle in the Festuca stack

  1. 1. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature BHL and Specimen Collection Data Martin R. Kalfatovic ORCID: 0000-0002-4563-4627 @UDCMRK & @BHLProgDirector Biodiversity_Next | 23 October 2019 | Leiden The needle in the Festuca stack
  2. 2. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature
  3. 3. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature
  4. 4. BHL is an international consortium making research literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL was established in 2006 as a direct response to the needs of the taxonomic community for access to taxonomic information in the early literature.
  5. 5. Initially, BHL was established with ten United States and United Kingdom partners but has grown into a virtual organization with more than 80 global partners. Through this extensive network of partners, over 57 million pages of biodiversity literature has been digitized and is available to anyone with an internet connection.
  6. 6. Over 57 million pages of biodiversity literature are openly available through the BHL portal. ⚫ 150,989 titles ⚫ 248,391 volumes ⚫ 57,333,767 pages ⚫ (12 October 2019)
  7. 7. Content by Country: 2006-2019
  8. 8. Content by City: 2006-2019
  9. 9. by City: 2006-2019
  10. 10. ⚫ 8.5m users to date ⚫ 130,000 per month ⚫ 243 countries & territories 1) London 2) New York 3) Chicago 4) Sydney 5) Paris 6) Melbourne 7) Mexico City 8) Berlin 9) New Delhi 10) Washington BHL Users: 2007-2019
  11. 11. ACTIVE RESEARCH CENTER ⚫ BHL is an active research center enabling access to scientific data in archival material as well as from the digitized, published literature. ENHANCING WORK ⚫ By enhancing the daily work of Smithsonian and Harvard research, BHL provides a global network of researchers with a digital library of content and services.
  12. 12. DATA ⚫ Data in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) describes collections held in the world's major museums within the organized literature that has been digitized.
  13. 13. DATA ⚫ Data in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) describes collections held in the world's major museums within the organized literature that has been digitized.
  14. 14. Unpublished field notes, correspondence and other materials deposited in BHL enable researchers to connect historical information that is physically held in different member archives. Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) has added links to its database for ledgers, field notes, transcriptions and published literature, many from BHL, to reinforce connections between specimens and historical sources.
  15. 15. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature Still, it is not easy to find specific collections information in the nonsemantically tagged BHL content. Finding specific collections information in the non-semantically tagged BHL content is difficult ...
  16. 16. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature
  17. 17. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature BHL is actively incorporating tools including DOI's and full-text search, to improve finding and linking to museum specimen, geographic and taxonomic information. The BHL API is a set of REST-like web services that can be invoked via HTTP queries (GET/POST requests) or SOAP. Responses can be received in one of three formats: JSON, XML, or XML wrapped in a SOAP envelope.
  18. 18. Full Text Search Search across the text of all 57+ million pages in BHL! Search results display hits for search terms within both the bibliographic information + the full text of books in BHL. Filter search results by content type, publication date, subject, language, and author with new faceted browsing. Use “search inside” to search for terms within a book you are viewing.
  19. 19. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature Full-Text Searching Search results display hits for search terms within both the bibliographic information + the full text of books in BHL. Filter search results by content type, publication date, subject, language, and author with new faceted browsing. Use “search inside” to search for terms within a book you are viewing.
  20. 20. Future: BHL 2020+
  21. 21. BHL is the largest repository of biodiversity literature … but how can it be more useful? • Prioritize curation of existing content • Enhance metadata • Provide more consistent use of persistent identifiers • Develop new tools and services to maximize machine use of BHL content and facilitate linking • Integrate BHL more deeply in the wider library community ecosystems (human and technical)
  22. 22. Free & Open Access to Biodiversity Literature Martin R. Kalfatovic ORCID: 0000-0002-4563-4627 @UDCMRK & @BHLProgDirector Dank je!

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