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Program Manager’s
Report
Carolyn Sheffield
April 13 | BHL Open Partners’ Meeting 2016
Operations Programs
Ongoing, day-to-day
• Financial Management
• Communications
• Website & System
Maintenance
Suite of re...
Operations Programs
Ongoing, day-to-day
• Financial Management
• Communications
• Website & System
Maintenance
Suite of re...
BHL Workshops
Prepare staff at participating
institutions to use BHL systems
and follow BHL workflows for
contributing dig...
BHL Workshops
& EABL (Expanding Access to
Biodiversity Literature)
BHL Africa Workshop
2015National Museums of Kenya, September 24-26, 2015
Workshop
Planning
Workshop Content
– Overview of BHL Consortium & Collections
– Scope
– De-duplication
– Copyright and Permissions
– Scan Re...
Topics RAM
Results
• Output: 3 day package of content:
– 17 presentations
– 5 demos
– 3 hands-on sessions
– 10 one-page summaries for...
Lessons Learned
Overall positive
Not enough time
More hands-on
training would be
useful
Evaluations
Account setup and
logi...
BHL Mexico Workshop
CONABIO, Dec 2-4, 2015
Lessons Learned
Too much info at
all at once, before
ready for details
However, more
detail on copyright
issues was of
int...
EABL Workshop
Smithsonian Libraries, Feb 4-5, 2016
Inspiring Discovery through
Free Access to Biodiversity Knowledge
Vision
The Biodiversity Heritage
Library improves
resear...
BHL &
Field Notes
•BHL Field Notes Project
•Smithsonian Field Book
Project
•SIL FB Gift
•Prior projects, e.g.,
Connecting Content
Field Note...
BHL Field Notes Project
BHL Field Notes Project
• 460,000 pages of field
notes from the past
200 years
• Open access via
• BHL
• IA
• DPLA
• Docum...
Looking forward
• Content for
crowdsourcing
• Highlighting
collection gems
• Improving research
efficiency
BHL recent grants received
https://bhl.wikispaces.com/grants
BHL Tech
Initiatives
BHL Tech Advisors
• Martin Kalfatovic
• Joel Richard
• Mike Lichtenberg
• Susan Lynch
• Carolyn Sheffield
• Trish Rose-San...
Operations Programs
Ongoing, day-to-day
functions
• Website & System
Maintenance
Suite of related projects
• BHL Version 2...
BHL Internal
Communications
• BHL Executive Committee
• BHL Members’ Council
• BHL Membership
Committee
• BHL Global Committee
• BHL Staff
• BHL Colle...
Communication Methods
• Delivered direct to you!
– Listservs
– Reports & Newsletters
• Come and get it!
– Public Wiki
– Pr...
BHL Orientations
Welcoming and onboarding
Members & Affiliates
• Naturalis
• BHL Mexico
• Field Museum
• BHL Singapore
• C...
• sheffieldc@si.edu
• +1 (202) 633-1709
• Skype: Carolyn.Sheffield
Reach me at:
Carolyn Sheffield
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BHL Program Managers' Report, Annual Meeting 2016

  1. 1. Program Manager’s Report Carolyn Sheffield April 13 | BHL Open Partners’ Meeting 2016
  2. 2. Operations Programs Ongoing, day-to-day • Financial Management • Communications • Website & System Maintenance Suite of related projects • Workshops • Field Notes in BHL • Some technical development Two areas of management… ...that are not mutually exclusive
  3. 3. Operations Programs Ongoing, day-to-day • Financial Management • Communications • Website & System Maintenance Suite of related projects • Workshops • Field Notes in BHL • Some technical development Two areas of management… ...that are not mutually exclusive
  4. 4. BHL Workshops Prepare staff at participating institutions to use BHL systems and follow BHL workflows for contributing digitized literature to the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  5. 5. BHL Workshops & EABL (Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature)
  6. 6. BHL Africa Workshop 2015National Museums of Kenya, September 24-26, 2015
  7. 7. Workshop Planning
  8. 8. Workshop Content – Overview of BHL Consortium & Collections – Scope – De-duplication – Copyright and Permissions – Scan Requests & Feedback – Imaging – Metadata – Ingest Workflows – Outreach
  9. 9. Topics RAM
  10. 10. Results • Output: 3 day package of content: – 17 presentations – 5 demos – 3 hands-on sessions – 10 one-page summaries for systems & workflows • Outcome: Evaluations!
  11. 11. Lessons Learned Overall positive Not enough time More hands-on training would be useful Evaluations Account setup and login delays Build in longer hands-on sessions Plus / Delta
  12. 12. BHL Mexico Workshop CONABIO, Dec 2-4, 2015
  13. 13. Lessons Learned Too much info at all at once, before ready for details However, more detail on copyright issues was of interest Evaluations Too much time! Collecting more information about audience ahead of time is helpful for tailoring Plus / Delta
  14. 14. EABL Workshop Smithsonian Libraries, Feb 4-5, 2016
  15. 15. Inspiring Discovery through Free Access to Biodiversity Knowledge Vision The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Mission
  16. 16. BHL & Field Notes
  17. 17. •BHL Field Notes Project •Smithsonian Field Book Project •SIL FB Gift •Prior projects, e.g., Connecting Content Field Notes in BHL
  18. 18. BHL Field Notes Project
  19. 19. BHL Field Notes Project • 460,000 pages of field notes from the past 200 years • Open access via • BHL • IA • DPLA • Documentation of project workflows
  20. 20. Looking forward • Content for crowdsourcing • Highlighting collection gems • Improving research efficiency
  21. 21. BHL recent grants received https://bhl.wikispaces.com/grants
  22. 22. BHL Tech Initiatives
  23. 23. BHL Tech Advisors • Martin Kalfatovic • Joel Richard • Mike Lichtenberg • Susan Lynch • Carolyn Sheffield • Trish Rose-Sandler
  24. 24. Operations Programs Ongoing, day-to-day functions • Website & System Maintenance Suite of related projects • BHL Version 2.0 – Needs analysis – Wishlist – Functional and design requirements – Iterative development … not mutually exclusive! BHL Tech Advisors
  25. 25. BHL Internal Communications
  26. 26. • BHL Executive Committee • BHL Members’ Council • BHL Membership Committee • BHL Global Committee • BHL Staff • BHL Collections Committee • BHL Technical Advisors • Discovery Tools Working Group • User Feedback Management Working Group • Cataloging group BHL Committees & Groups
  27. 27. Communication Methods • Delivered direct to you! – Listservs – Reports & Newsletters • Come and get it! – Public Wiki – Private Wiki • Let’s Talk! – Conference Calls – Annual Meetings – Workshops @
  28. 28. BHL Orientations Welcoming and onboarding Members & Affiliates • Naturalis • BHL Mexico • Field Museum • BHL Singapore • California Academy of Sciences • USGS • Library of Congress
  29. 29. • sheffieldc@si.edu • +1 (202) 633-1709 • Skype: Carolyn.Sheffield Reach me at: Carolyn Sheffield

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