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Pal ges scholz-110912


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Presentation given at the annual conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, 13 Sep 2011, Vienna.

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Pal ges scholz-110912

  1. 1. Virtualisation of literature research through the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe Henning Scholz Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
  2. 2. Charles Darwin et al. 1847 The cultivation of natural science cannot be efficiently carried on without reference to an extensive library.
  3. 3. Ten years ago vs. today <ul><li>Virtual libraries (online) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital libraries (online) </li></ul><ul><li>Download/print books & articles </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals & Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>PDF & Email </li></ul>OPAC, library catalogues Libraries (travel) Copy books & articles Printed material Reprints & snail mail
  4. 4. BHL
  5. 5. BHL 2007 SIL, MOBOT, AMNH, Harvard Botany Library, MCZ, MBL/WHOI, Field Museum, NYBG NHM, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  6. 6. BHL today
  7. 7. BHL-Europe http ://
  8. 8. V ision and mission <ul><li>European biodiversity knowledge freely available globally to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>BHL-Europe mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilising and preserving digital European biodiversity heritage literature and facilitating the open access to this literature through a multilingual community portal, the Global References Index to Biodiversity, and Europeana. </li></ul>BHL-Europe vision statement (In contrast to BHL, BHL-Europe is not funded to digitise)
  9. 9. BHL-Europe organisation
  10. 10. BHL-Europe organisation BHL-Europe server
  11. 11. BHL-Europe access routes
  12. 12. BHL-Europe Portal
  13. 13. Name finding Scientific names Taxon Finder (uBio) Common names Catalogue of Life Author names Virtual International Authority File Species names Catalogue of Life Serial names Zeitschriftendatenbank
  14. 14. Virtual exhibition
  15. 15. GRIB Bibliographic database (union catalogue of natural history institutions with content management and deduplication functionalities).  G lobal R eferences I ndex to B iodiversity ( ) Collaboration : European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT), Head office of the Common Library Network GBV (VZG) User: Scientist, taxonomist, librarian
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Europeana <ul><li>>15 million objects </li></ul><ul><li>Mona Lisa to Charles Darwin </li></ul><ul><li>Texts, images, videos, sounds </li></ul><ul><li>96,595 BHL-Europe objects </li></ul><ul><li>Nine BHL-Europe partners </li></ul>
  18. 18. BHL-Global
  19. 19. BHL-Global
  20. 20. Portals
  21. 21. Paläontologische Gesellschaft You are the user… … vivid discussions … future developments … hands on training
  22. 22. Dr. Henning Scholz Project Coordinator BHL-Europe Museum für Naturkunde Invalidenstraße 43 D-10115 Berlin Email: http :// … Questions