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BHL Update for GBIF


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BHL Update for GBIF. Martin R. Kalfatovic. Advancing Informatics, Engagement and Content. North American Regional Node Meeting of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 22 July 2014.

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BHL Update for GBIF

  1. 1. 2006 BHL is created 10 US and UK partners
  2. 2. Technology Library Science Biodiversity Heritage Library
  3. 3. 20 Members and Affiliates 16 Members • American Museum of Natural History • California Academy of Sciences Library • Cornell University 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 • National Library Board (Singapore) • Natural History Museum, London • The New York Botanical Garden • Royal Botanic Garden, Kew • Smithsonian Libraries • United States Geological Survey Libraries • Washington University of St. Louis • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 4 Affiliates •Academy of Natural Sciences •The Field Museum • Natural History Museum, LA County • Chicago Botanic Garden
  4. 4. Secretariat and Technical Staff August 2011Program Director Program Manager Collections Coordinator Outreach Manager Technical Director Programmer Data Analyst
  5. 5. Global BHL BHL Central | BHL Africa | BHL Australia | BHL Brasil | BHL China | BHL Egypt | BHL Europe | BHL Singapore
  6. 6. 44,275,6637 pages 141,770 items 78,960 titles 21 July 2014 Content Growth 2007-2014
  7. 7. 2007 2014 146,798 visitors | November 2012 User Statistics: 2013 – 2014 (March) Unique Visitors: 664,645 / 55,387 per month Page Views: 3,741,640 New vs. Returning: 54.94% vs. 45.06%
  8. 8. 233 countriesUsers in 245 Countries
  9. 9. TheMachineIsUs/ingUs <Response xmlns:xsi=" instance" xmlns:xsd=""> <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>
  10. 10. 87,594 mobile visits (32% iPad) March 2013 – March 2014 35,231 mobile visits (45% iPad) March 2012 – March 2013
  11. 11. Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services ($174,724 for US partners) Partners: Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden, (US); National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester, (UK); Big Data Analytics Institute and Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, (CAN). Also participating: Smithsonian Institutions and Encyclopedia of Life.
  12. 12. 24+ million total views | 89K + images (March 2014)
  13. 13. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r Currently assiging CrossRef Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to all monographs. Exploring options with CrossRef for assigning at other levels (e.g. articles/ segments / treatments) Working with members of the bioinformatics community to address other needs for DOIs Digital Object Identifiers
  14. 14. Field Notes and Archival Materials
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Bouchout Declaration Signatory / 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.
  17. 17. “ T h a n k y o u m u c h f o r y o u r May I compliment you on this splendid service? The Library's invaluable for my work on seasonal variability of climate and vector-borne disease in British India, 1875-1940.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Community / Partnership / Science / Content
  20. 20. Thank you!