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2015bhlchicagomembertalk

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2015bhlchicagomembertalk

  1. 1. A Global Biodiversity Heritage Library
  2. 2. Why be global? • Biodiversity is global • The literature is global – Repatriation – Accessibility of local information • “The BHL works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world” • Leverage global talent, resources & content • Collaborations on funding & technological advancements • Developing standards
  3. 3. Europe, China, Brasil, Australia, Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, Singapore, & Mexico
  4. 4. Global Biodiversity Information Facility • BHL joined as Associate Participant • GBIF provides open data infrastructure for sharing biodiversity data • This association allows sharing of expertise, collaboration with new & similar communities
  5. 5. BHL Africa • $150,000 Award from JRS Biodiversity Foundation to facilitate the growth of BHL Africa • Joined BHL as Affiliate • Content: 1557 pages A plan for phylogenetic studies of Southern African reptiles : proceedings of a workshop held at Kirstenbosch, February 2006. By Bill Branch. SANBI, Pretoria Ichthyological papers 1931-1943 by J.L.B. Smith. 1969. Rhodes University
  6. 6. BHL Australia • Host of 2014 Annual Global meeting • Google Cultural Index Exhibits: The Art of Science 1700-1850 & more • Content: 127,860 pages The Birds of Australia by Gracius Broinowski. 1890-91. Stuart & Co. Melbourne
  7. 7. BHL China • Content: 318,975 pages an hui sheng ye sheng zhi wu zong he li yong wei yuan hui bian Some Chinese vertebrates. 1912. Glover Allen et al. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, v. 40 (4).
  8. 8. BHL Egypt • Working on BHL Egypt portal • Have a partial copy of BHL data • Content?
  9. 9. BHL Europe • Content harmonization with IA in process – 574 pages • CETAF/EU BON funding opportunities; promotion • Draft strategy under review • Training in Exhibition Tool Contributions to morphometrics / Edited by Leslie F. Marcus, Elisa Bello, Antonio Garcia-Valdecasas. 1993
  10. 10. BHL Mexico • Newest dual global node & BHL member! • Preparing content for BHL Arachnida Araneidea. In Biologia Centrali Americana Vol I by Octavius Pickard- Cambridge. 1895. Ensayo ornitologico de los troquilideos ó colibries de Mexico.. Mexico,I Escalante,1875
  11. 11. BHL SciELO • Host of Annual 2015 Global meeting: May 6-8 • Content: 17,684 articles plus 8533 pages of books A defesa contra o ophidismo by Vital Brazil 1911 A natural history of spiders and others curious insects by Eleazar Albin. 1736. GB: John Tilly
  12. 12. BHL Singapore • Extensive guidance on MOU/ by-laws • Global node & BHL Member • Content: 9646 pages The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise : a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature by Alfred Russel Wallace 1874 Malayan fishes by Charleton Maxwell. 1921. Singapore Methodist Pub. House
  13. 13. Why Not Be Global?
  14. 14. Questions? • http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/search?q=JRS • http://jrsbiodiversity.org/grant/south-african- national-biodiversity-institute-2014-2/ • http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2014/12/new- online-exhibitions-notable-women.html • http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/search?q=GBIF

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