The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Since we last met in November 2011

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Since we last met in November 2011. Martin R. Kalfatovic. 3rd Global BHL Meeting.
Museum für Naturkunde. Berlin, Germany. 7 June 02012.

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Since we last met in November 2011

  1. 1. The Biodiversity Heritage LibrarySince we last met in November 2011...3rd Global BHL Meeting7 June 02012 | Museum für Naturkunde | Berlin, GermanyMartin R. Kalfatovic | Smithsonian Libraries
  2. 2. Ch-ch-cha-changes
  3. 3. New BHL GovernanceExecutive Committee- Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary- Project Director, Deputy Project Director- Technical DirectorSteering Committee- Contribute funds to the Secretariat- 9 institutional membersInstitutional Council - Interested institutions who sign participation agreement
  4. 4. 15. Library of Congress Agreement to join, but not yet signed 16. ????? 17. ????? New & 18. ????? Improved 19. ????? 20. ????? n+1.?????
  5. 5. BHL Executive Committee, 2007-2011Cathy Norton | Graham Higley | Connie Rinaldo
  6. 6. BHL Executive Committee, 2011-Nancy Gwinn | Connie Rinaldo | Susan Fraser
  7. 7. BHL Founding DirectorTom Garnett retires, March 2012
  8. 8. BHL Director, Martin KalfatovicBHL Program Manager, Grace Costantino
  9. 9. MCZ staffer JJ Ford has movedto Smithsonian Libraries
  10. 10. Some Good News
  11. 11. > 390,000 views in 10months> 30,000+ images
  12. 12. FUNDING SOURCES$260,000 NEH Grant$200,000 Federal Appropriation$90,000 Membership Dues$3,900 gifts
  13. 13. BHL Africa$45,000: JRS FoundationIn June 2012, again with thesupport of the JRS Foundation,the first BHL AfricanOrganizational meeting will beheld in Cape Town inconjunction with the SANBIBIMF 2012 meeting.Over 25 participants from sub-Saharan Africa will join BHLmembers to discuss theparameters of a BHL Africa.
  14. 14. Meetings
  15. 15. Life and LiteratureConference and JRS Africa meetings Chicago, Illinois November 2011
  16. 16. 2nd Global BHL MeetingChicago, ILNovember 2011
  17. 17. BHL & EOL BoothAmerican Library Association MeetingDallas, TX, January 2012
  18. 18. BHL SciELO meets with Smithsonianand MOBAT staff: April 2012,Washington, DC
  19. 19. SomeStatistics
  20. 20. 38,887,920 pages105,762 items55,701 titles
  21. 21. Usage StatsQ1, FY12 (October-December 2011) 288.287 visits 1.376 million page views 46.33% Bounce rate 46.72% new users
  22. 22. ~1.6 m users | 16 m page views 233 countries
  23. 23. TechnicalDevelopments
  24. 24. In January, 2012, a newapplication was added tothe BHL administrationdashboard that allowsdirect upload of imagesfrom BHL to Flickr, withembedded metadata andpage links included.
  25. 25. Macaw (MetadataCollection andWorkflow). Scanningworkflow and ingestmangement tool. Basedon “Paginator”(MOBOT), Macawallows for creatingrobust page levelmetadata and pushingcontent to otherrepositories (e.g.Internet Archive andlocal storage) .
  26. 26. Social Media Social Media
  27. 27. FacebookTotal Post Views: 245,095Conversation Reach (Total Post Interactions/# of people wholike our page): .95 or 95%Audience Growth (Total new people who like our page): 338Audience Engagement (Total post interactions): 1,620Total Monthly active Users by End of Q1, FY12: 1,273Total Page Likes: 1,871
  28. 28. TwitterClicks on Links in Tweets: 1,164Audience Engagement (@mentions+ RTs): 380Total Followers: 1,306Audience Growth (new followers):181Conversation Reach (audienceengagement/followers): .33 or 33%Mentions by Influencers: 221
  29. 29. FlickrTotal Views: 386,744Total Followers: 365New Images Added: 8,904Audience Engagement (totalcomments, favorites, notes & tags,and added to galleries): 1,382
  30. 30. BlogTotal Visits: 4,868Unique Visitors: 3,540
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. Thanks | Danke!

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