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BHL: Assessing & Building
Capacity for Global Access to
Biodiversity Literature@UDCMRK | @BioDivLibrary
30 September 2015 ...
Habari za asubuhi!
Dobré ráno
Good morning
guten Morgen
‫الخير‬ ‫صباح‬
Godmorgen
molemo hoseng
bom dia
Goedemorgen
Habari ...
The cultivation of natural science
cannot be efficiently carried on
without reference to an extensive
library
Charles Darw...
A global project that encompasses
Libraries ScienceTechnology
Our natural world is a source of food, water, resources,
protection and enjoyment that our society needs. The richness
and...
BHL has now grown to 23 members and affiliates
16 Members
American Museum of Natural History
Cornell University
The Field Museum of Natural History
Harvard University Bo...
7 Affiliates
Academy of Natural Sciences
Natural History Museum, LACounty
Chicago Botanic Garden
California Academy of Sci...
And now has global partners throughout the world
Europe, China, Brasil, Australia, Egypt,
Sub-Saharan Africa, Singapore, &...
August 2011
Program Director
Program Manager
Collections Coordinator
Comm. & Outreach Manager
Technical Director
Programme...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Global Governance
Dr. Elycia Wallis Dr. Jiri FrankDr. Elycia Wallis Dr. Nancy GwinnDr. Jiri ...
And growth of content: 2007-2015
47,166,662 pages
166,903 items
98,861 titles
145K+ articles
September 2015
Increase agreements with publishers of in
copyright materials
► 390+ titles
► 160+ publishers
And growth of users (CY 2014):
- 927,371 visitors
- 1,568,460 sessions
- 4.7m page visits
- 57.49% vs 42.51% new vs. recur...
... to this?
10.19% sessions(32% iPad)
Mobile/Tablet Sessions CY 2014
5.96% sessions(45% iPad)
Mobile/Tablet Sessions CY 2013
BHL Usage: Africa: By Country
BHL Usage: Africa: By City
BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
TheMachineIsUs/ingUs
<Response
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-
instance"
xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XM...
27+ million visitors in total | 96K + images (2014)
And now increased archival content
► 500+ Field Notes
► Use of transcription tools
New areas like Biodiversity Library
Exhibitions
xxx
“BHL is radically changing the status
quo and democratizing access to
knowledge about biodiversity. Now
anybody in the wor...
"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...
“BHL is a tremendous and extremely valuable
resource. It has done an enormous amount to
enhance the capacity of developing...
“BHL is an awesomely useful resource! It’s very helpful to have
the BHL when I’m traveling away from ‘home base.’ No need ...
In any well-appointed Natural
History Library there should be
found every book and every
edition of every book dealing
in ...
Inspiring discovery through free access
to biodiversity knowledge
The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves
research methodology by collaboratively
making biodiversity literature openly
a...
Thank You! @BioDivLibrary
BHL: Assessing & Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature
BHL: Assessing & Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature
BHL: Assessing & Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature
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BHL: Assessing & Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature by Martin R. Kalfatovic. TDWG 2015. Nairobi, Kenya. 30 September 2015.

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BHL: Assessing & Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature

  1. 1. BHL: Assessing & Building Capacity for Global Access to Biodiversity Literature@UDCMRK | @BioDivLibrary 30 September 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya
  2. 2. Habari za asubuhi! Dobré ráno Good morning guten Morgen ‫الخير‬ ‫صباح‬ Godmorgen molemo hoseng bom dia Goedemorgen Habari za asubuhi! ti o dara owurọ hyvää huomenta Bonjour Ina kwana ‫טוב‬ ‫ר‬ ‫ר‬‫קק‬‫ב‬ buenos días god morgon
  3. 3. The cultivation of natural science cannot be efficiently carried on without reference to an extensive library Charles Darwin, et al (1847)
  4. 4. A global project that encompasses Libraries ScienceTechnology
  5. 5. Our natural world is a source of food, water, resources, protection and enjoyment that our society needs. The richness and complexity of nature, and the speed of new discoveries made possible by genomic and digital technologies, challenge us to find new ways to benefit from and be better custodians of the natural world. Digital information management systems can bring together the wealth of information now dispersed in a myriad of different documents, institutions, and locations. With such systems, we can harness the benefits of rapid discovery and open up our legacy of over 260 years of biological observations. Bouchout Declaration Signatory
  6. 6. BHL has now grown to 23 members and affiliates
  7. 7. 16 Members American Museum of Natural History 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 Marine Biological Laboratory & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Missouri Botanical Garden Library BHL Singapore (National Library Board) BHL Mexico (CONABIO) Natural History Museum, London The New York Botanical Garden Royal Botanic Garden, Kew Smithsonian Libraries United States Geological Survey Libraries University of Illinois
  8. 8. 7 Affiliates Academy of Natural Sciences Natural History Museum, LACounty Chicago Botanic Garden California Academy of Sciences National Agriculture Library Washington University BHL Africa
  9. 9. And now has global partners throughout the world Europe, China, Brasil, Australia, Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, Singapore, & Mexico
  10. 10. August 2011 Program Director Program Manager Collections Coordinator Comm. & Outreach Manager Technical Director Programmer / Secret Weapon Data Project Coordinator Secretariat and Technical Staff
  11. 11. Biodiversity Heritage Library Global Governance Dr. Elycia Wallis Dr. Jiri FrankDr. Elycia Wallis Dr. Nancy GwinnDr. Jiri FrankDr. Jiri Frank
  12. 12. And growth of content: 2007-2015 47,166,662 pages 166,903 items 98,861 titles 145K+ articles September 2015
  13. 13. Increase agreements with publishers of in copyright materials ► 390+ titles ► 160+ publishers
  14. 14. And growth of users (CY 2014): - 927,371 visitors - 1,568,460 sessions - 4.7m page visits - 57.49% vs 42.51% new vs. recurring
  15. 15. ... to this?
  16. 16. 10.19% sessions(32% iPad) Mobile/Tablet Sessions CY 2014 5.96% sessions(45% iPad) Mobile/Tablet Sessions CY 2013
  17. 17. BHL Usage: Africa: By Country
  18. 18. BHL Usage: Africa: By City
  19. 19. BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
  20. 20. BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
  21. 21. BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
  22. 22. BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
  23. 23. BHL Usage: Africa: By Region
  24. 24. TheMachineIsUs/ingUs <Response xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema- instance" 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> But many "visits" are from other machines
  25. 25. 27+ million visitors in total | 96K + images (2014)
  26. 26. And now increased archival content ► 500+ Field Notes ► Use of transcription tools
  27. 27. New areas like Biodiversity Library Exhibitions
  28. 28. xxx
  29. 29. “BHL is radically changing the status quo and democratizing access to knowledge about biodiversity. Now anybody in the world has instant access to the original species description in a couple of clicks!” Dr. John S., Ichthyologist
  30. 30. "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 D., Herpetologist
  31. 31. “BHL is a tremendous and extremely valuable resource. It has done an enormous amount to enhance the capacity of developing countries to undertake taxonomic research on their biota.” Dr. Dai H., Malacologist
  32. 32. “BHL is an awesomely useful resource! It’s very helpful to have the BHL when I’m traveling away from ‘home base.’ No need to carry around a rare 120 year old book if you can just open a scanned file of it on your computer.” Dr. Christopher M., Invertebrate Zoologist
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge
  35. 35. The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  36. 36. Thank You! @BioDivLibrary

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