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Literature Resources to Support Food Security Research

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An introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library and resources in the collection that can support food security research.

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Literature Resources to Support Food Security Research

  1. 1. Literature Resources to Support Food Security Research An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library Grace Costantino September 19, 2016 SciColl Food Security Symposium
  2. 2. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (www.biodiversitylibrary.org) is an open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives.
  3. 3. Inspiring Discovery through Free Access to Biodiversity Knowledge 10 years of inspiring discovery 15th-21st centuries through free & open access to biodiversity literature & archives from the Mission The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  4. 4. BHL is a Global Consortium 16MEMBERS AS OF AUGUST 2016 15AFFILIATES 60+ WORLDWIDE PARTNERS
  5. 5. 50+MILLION PAGES TITLES VOLUMES 110,000+ 186,000+ 169+MILLIONINSTANCES OF TAXONOMIC NAMES 490+IN-COPYRIGHT TITLES LICENSED FOR BHL AGREEMENTS WITH 215+ LICENSORS *Stats as of August 2016
  6. 6. BHL collaborates with and contributes content to a variety of partners…
  7. 7. CUSTOM PDF DOWNLOADS 486,000+ TO DATE ARTICLE INDEXING 193,000+ TO DATE DOI ASSIGNMENT 103,000+ TO DATE BHL offers a range of free services API & DATA EXPORTS TAXONOMIC NAME SEARCHING REFERENCE MANAGEMENT TOOLS *Stats as of August 2016
  8. 8. Examples of tools and resources in BHL that can support food security research.
  9. 9. Taxonomic Name Finding Tools Powered by:
  10. 10. Taxonomic Name Finding Tools Click to go to page
  11. 11. Taxonomic Name Finding Tools Name on page
  12. 12. Crop Wild Relatives Locality: Raipur Map showing localities that support different types of vegetation, including… Oryza rufipogon Example: Oryza rufipogon (wild rice)
  13. 13. Crop Species Example: Solanum tuberosum (potato) First printed illustration of the potato, 1597
  14. 14. Livestock Species & Domestication History Information on the origins of: • Brahma chickens • Cochin chickens • Langshan chickens Example: Heritage chicken breeds
  15. 15. Livestock/Crop Diseases & Parasites 1965 manual documents livestock tick species
  16. 16. BHL has a collection of nearly 25,000 seed & nursery catalogs. These catalogs: • Document the introduction of new hybrids, varieties, and mutations • Document the introduction of chemical agents for insect and weed control • Detail early methods of cleaning, preserving, and shipping seeds • Document changes in garden plant popularity • Show changes in gardening and agricultural technology and tools over time http://biodiversitylibrary.org/browse/collection/seedcatalogs
  17. 17. Thank You! Questions? Grace Costantino CostantinoG@si.edu

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