MBG Rare Book Digitization Project (2003)

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Rare Botanical Books Consortium Meeting, London. April 16, 2003. Precursor to BHL.

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MBG Rare Book Digitization Project (2003)

  1. 1. Chris Freeland - Application Development ManagerDoug Holland - Administrative Librarian
  2. 2. Staff• Imaging Technicians – Leslie Miller – Fred Keusenkothen – Wendy Westmoreland• Herbarium Assistant – Tina Ruble• Database Developer – Joe Ditto• Interface Design – Chris Freeland• Project Coordinator – Doug Holland
  3. 3. EquipmentBetterLight Super 6K-2 Kaiser Scando Epson Expression 1680
  4. 4. Progress to Date• 37 books have been scanned• 13,000 + pages scanned• Added information: – author biographies – bibliographic descriptions – translations into English – links to current botanical names in TROPICOS and current names found at USDA
  5. 5. Metadata InputScreen shot of Accesstable
  6. 6. Web SiteLinked fromMBG Libraryweb site
  7. 7. Web Display• Many ways to access: – Turn pages from cover to cover – Browse all illustrations – Search by common or scientific name
  8. 8. Thumbnails
  9. 9. Structure of book
  10. 10. List of illustrations by plant name
  11. 11. Page Turning
  12. 12. Zoom to 100%
  13. 13. • <META NAME="DC.Title" CONTENT="Image of Illustration of EPILOBE VELU; <i>Epilobium hirsutum</i> L.; codlins and cream"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#title">• <META NAME="DC.Creator" CONTENT="Jaume Saint- Hilaire, Jean Henri"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#creator">• <META NAME="DC.Subject" CONTENT="(SCHEME=LCSH) Botany -- France -- Pictorial works.|Horticulture -- France -- Pictorial works.|Flowers -- France -- Pictorial works.|"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#subject" >• <META NAME="DC.Description" CONTENT="Illustration of EPILOBE VELU; <i>Epilobium hirsutum</i> L.; codlins and cream"><LINK REL=SCHEMA.dc HREF="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core_elements#descripti on">
  14. 14. Web Statistics• 3 million hits since April 1, 2002• 77,000 unique users• Average user spends 7 minutes 38 seconds on site• Receive 2-5 requests per week to use images in publications or other for- profit purposes
  15. 15. Preservation• 3000 CDs• Recently moved to DVD-R• Moving toward SAN (Storage Area Network)• Copying Access metadata tables onto image storage media

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