Smithsonian Libraries &The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012Martin R. Kalfatovic | Smithsonian Libraries Town Hal...
The Wherefore of BHLThe cultivation ofnatural science cannotbe efficiently carriedon without referenceto an extensive libr...
Smithsonian Libraries & BHL Pre-historyUS Exploring Expedition, 2003
Smithsonian Libraries & BHL Pre-historyBiologia Centrali-American, 2004
Smithsonian Libraries & BHL: 2006
New BHL Governance StructureExecutive Committee- Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary- Project Director, Deputy Project Director- ...
BHL Founding DirectorTom Garnett retires, March 2012
Executive CommitteeAugust 2011      Chair    Vice Chair                         Secretary
Secretariat and Technical StaffAugust 2011 Director Program                   Technical Director Program Manager          ...
Dedicated & Funded StaffAugust 2011                  Stefaan Hurts                  Imaging Specialist                  JJ...
“Merely” Dedicated StaffAdministration                               Natural & PhysicalAugust 2011Nancy Gwinn             ...
Scanning Operations: NMNH                Equipment                 Internet Archive                   Scribe             ...
Scanning Operations: PennSIL                 Equipment                  Phase I                  BC 100                 ...
Scanning Operations: FedScan                  Equipment                   12 Internet Archive                    Scribes ...
Scanning Operations: Macaw
SIL FundingAtherton Seidell Endowment     $1.7 million / over 5 yearsIncrease to Federal appropriations     $150K / ye...
In Kind Contributions: CY 2011SIL Direct Staff Contributions 5.3 FTE                                  Administration $40...
BHL Member Participation Staff FTE             16.22 FTE from the 14             member institutions             (does not...
In-kind Participation Contributions          Staff                    $980K         Other                     $470K      S...
39,513,872 pages107,808 items56,718 titles          September 2012
SIL Scanning Statistics2004-2012/Sep6,058 Titles              201215,979 Items6,418,882 Pages21,156,338 Names found       ...
User Statistics: 2007 - 2012Visitors: 3,628,088Page Views: 17,604,395New vs. Returning: 48.88% vs. 50.12%    112,584 visit...
233 countries
May I compliment you on this splendid service? The                Librarys invaluable for my work on seasonal           va...
TheMachineIsUs/ingUs<Responsexmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSch...
June 2012Over 30 librarians,scientists, informaticiansgathered in Cape Town,South Africa to start theformation of the BHLA...
Facebook      Total Post Views: 245,095      Audience Growth (Total new people who like our page): 338      Audience Engag...
2,567,169 total views (September 2012)
More Outreach
BHL & EOL BoothAmerican Library Association MeetingDallas, TX, January 2012
Related Projects: TL-2
Related Projects: Field Notes
Looking Forward              In any well-appointed              Natural History Library              there should be found...
Thanks
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012
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Smithsonian Libraries & The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012

  1. 1. Smithsonian Libraries &The Biodiversity Heritage Library: 2003 - 2012Martin R. Kalfatovic | Smithsonian Libraries Town Hall | 19 September 2012 National Zoo | Washington, DC
  2. 2. The Wherefore of BHLThe cultivation ofnatural science cannotbe efficiently carriedon without referenceto an extensive libraryCharles Darwin, et al(1847) of the Treasury [Lord JohnDarwin, C. R. et al. 1847. Copy of Memorial tothe First LordRussell], respecting the Management of theBritish Museum. Parliamentary Papers,Accounts and Papers 1847, paper number(268), volume XXXIV.253 (13 April): 1-3.[Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online]
  3. 3. Smithsonian Libraries & BHL Pre-historyUS Exploring Expedition, 2003
  4. 4. Smithsonian Libraries & BHL Pre-historyBiologia Centrali-American, 2004
  5. 5. Smithsonian Libraries & BHL: 2006
  6. 6. New BHL Governance StructureExecutive Committee- Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary- Project Director, Deputy Project Director- Technical DirectorSteering Committee- Contribute funds to the Secretariat- 10 institutions (subset of the Institutional Council)Institutional Council - Interested institutions who sign participation agreement- 14 institutions
  7. 7. BHL Founding DirectorTom Garnett retires, March 2012
  8. 8. Executive CommitteeAugust 2011 Chair Vice Chair Secretary
  9. 9. Secretariat and Technical StaffAugust 2011 Director Program Technical Director Program Manager Programmer Collections Coordinator Data Analyst
  10. 10. Dedicated & Funded StaffAugust 2011 Stefaan Hurts Imaging Specialist JJ Ford BHL Librarian Erin Thomas BHL Librarian Gilbert Borrego Library Technician
  11. 11. “Merely” Dedicated StaffAdministration Natural & PhysicalAugust 2011Nancy Gwinn SciencesMary Augusta Thomas Gil TaylorPolly Khater Robin EverlyMetadata Book ConservationSuzanne Pilsk Vanessa SmithBess Missell Katie WagnerDiane ShawJulia Blakely (contract) DigitizationSpecial Collections David HolbertLeslie Overstreet Conrad ZiyadDaria Wingreen-MasonInformation Technology FinancesKeri Thompson And all Kathy Hill Ninette DeanJoel RichardErin Rushing SIL staff! Dave Opkins Sharon Glenn-Burroughs
  12. 12. Scanning Operations: NMNH Equipment  Internet Archive Scribe Staff Daniel Euperat Internet Archive
  13. 13. Scanning Operations: PennSIL Equipment  Phase I  BC 100 Staff David Holbert Imaging Specialist Stefaan Hurts Imaging Specialist
  14. 14. Scanning Operations: FedScan Equipment  12 Internet Archive Scribes  1 large van  Many book carts  Whole lotta shrink wrap
  15. 15. Scanning Operations: Macaw
  16. 16. SIL FundingAtherton Seidell Endowment $1.7 million / over 5 yearsIncrease to Federal appropriations $150K / year ($200K FY 12)Internal “pool” funds $100,000 / over past 3 years
  17. 17. In Kind Contributions: CY 2011SIL Direct Staff Contributions 5.3 FTE Administration $408,164 Metadata Collections support Database/Systems ConservationOther Costs Scanning Preparation Direct Scanning $242,948 Quality controlFunding Received (internal, grants, etc.) $537,607
  18. 18. BHL Member Participation Staff FTE 16.22 FTE from the 14 member institutions (does not include Secretariat or Technical staff)
  19. 19. In-kind Participation Contributions Staff $980K Other $470K Scanning $923KInternal Grants $422KExternal Grants $505K
  20. 20. 39,513,872 pages107,808 items56,718 titles September 2012
  21. 21. SIL Scanning Statistics2004-2012/Sep6,058 Titles 201215,979 Items6,418,882 Pages21,156,338 Names found 2004
  22. 22. User Statistics: 2007 - 2012Visitors: 3,628,088Page Views: 17,604,395New vs. Returning: 48.88% vs. 50.12% 112,584 visitors | March 2012 20122007
  23. 23. 233 countries
  24. 24. May I compliment you on this splendid service? The Librarys invaluable for my work on seasonal variability of climate and vector-borne disease in “ T h British India, 1875-1940. a n k I really appreciatey your work. The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an excellent resource that regularly helps my o u assistant and I obtain original descriptions for plants .... I feel so privileged m be working in a day in age when such to u resources are so readily available and easy to obtain. c h f o r yWhat an absolutely owonderful site.It is a treasure trove of information. u rThank you! h e
  25. 25. TheMachineIsUs/ingUs<Responsexmlns: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>
  26. 26. June 2012Over 30 librarians,scientists, informaticiansgathered in Cape Town,South Africa to start theformation of the BHLAfrica node
  27. 27. Facebook Total Post Views: 245,095 Audience Growth (Total new people who like our page): 338 Audience Engagement (Total post interactions): 1,620 Total Monthly active Users by End of Q1, FY12: 1,273 Total Page Likes: 1,871 Blog Total Visits: 4,868 Unique Visitors: 3,540Twitter @ BioDivLibraryTotal Followers: 1,951
  28. 28. 2,567,169 total views (September 2012)
  29. 29. More Outreach
  30. 30. BHL & EOL BoothAmerican Library Association MeetingDallas, TX, January 2012
  31. 31. Related Projects: TL-2
  32. 32. Related Projects: Field Notes
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Thanks

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