National Botanic Garden of Belgium (NBGB)‏ 1826 : foundation of the scientific institution in Brussels 1870: State Botanic...
<ul><li>Largest and most multidisciplinary botanic garden of Belgium </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>herbarium : 3 millions spec...
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Digitisation projects of the NBGB Funded by the NBGB Archives and library Conser...
API (Africa)‏ herbarium types (vascular plants) 41 000 BW drawings (vascular plants) 1 500 watercolours (microfungi) 1 300...
Project funded by VBTA & Belgian Science Policy 9 Partners * Antwerp Botanic Garden * Hof ter Saksen Arboretum (Beveren)‏ ...
1996 Vegetation of Tropical and Subtropical Africa and America  100 pictures 2000 AETFAT Bulletin, vol. 1(1951) – 46(2000)...
API – LAPI   BG-Base NBGB virtual herbarium / ALUKA PLANTCOL   Progress   www.plantcol.be Vegetation of Tropical and Subtr...
<ul><li>NBGB Library </li></ul><ul><li>one of the most important in Europe concerning descriptive botany </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>50 thousand books (2 500 valuable books)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>50 thousand separates </...
Topics systematic botany floristics plant ecology history of botany ethnobotany horticulture
Geographic fields focussed on Central Africa and Europe (esp. Belgium)‏ publications (e.g. modern floras) from all over th...
Systematic groups non-vascular plants including Fungi vascular plants
Computerized library catalogue VUBIS start 1994 online since 2007 :  http://library.br.fgov.be 95 % of the collection (exc...
<ul><li>Records exported to 2 common catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>ANTILOPE: Union catalogue of serials in Belgian & Dutch ...
New library digitisation project Books (out of copyright)‏ Works on Belgian botany Works on Central African botany Algolog...
<ul><li>Scanning equipment </li></ul><ul><li>I2S copibook </li></ul><ul><li>(as in Real Jardin botanico de Madrid and in t...
<ul><li>Provisional workplan </li></ul><ul><li>material selection (collaboration between library and own researchers)‏ </l...
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BHL Europe National Botanic Garden of Belgium

  1. 1. National Botanic Garden of Belgium (NBGB)‏ 1826 : foundation of the scientific institution in Brussels 1870: State Botanic Garden 1973: move to Meise
  2. 2. <ul><li>Largest and most multidisciplinary botanic garden of Belgium </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>herbarium : 3 millions specimens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>library : more than 250 thousand volumes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>living plants : 18 thousand taxa in cultivation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> indoor and outdoor </li></ul>
  3. 3. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Digitisation projects of the NBGB Funded by the NBGB Archives and library Conservation and the environment (120 participating herbaria from 40 countries)‏ API = African Plants Initiative LAPI = Latin American Plants Initiative Funded by VBTA & Belgian Science Policy
  4. 4. API (Africa)‏ herbarium types (vascular plants) 41 000 BW drawings (vascular plants) 1 500 watercolours (microfungi) 1 300 slides (microfungi) 2 000 LAPI (Latin America)‏ herbarium types (vascular plants) 7 600 Projects funded by The Mellon Foundation since 2003
  5. 5. Project funded by VBTA & Belgian Science Policy 9 Partners * Antwerp Botanic Garden * Hof ter Saksen Arboretum (Beveren)‏ * Bokrijk Arboretum * Ghent University Botanic Garden * Kalmthout Arboretum * Leuven Botanic Garden * National Botanic Garden of Belgium * Robert Lenoir Arboretum (Rendeux)‏ * Wespelaar Arboretum Belgium's living plant collections: www.plantcol.be
  6. 6. 1996 Vegetation of Tropical and Subtropical Africa and America 100 pictures 2000 AETFAT Bulletin, vol. 1(1951) – 46(2000) 3 500 pages 2002 Nannenga-Bremekamp's original drawings and notes on Myxomycetes more than 5 000 items 2003 Pictures of the living collections more than 20 000 items (in progress)‏ 2004 Slides of the indoor collections 5 000 slides 2004 Congo National Park Ruwengeri 38 maps (A0 format)‏ 2006 Cryptogamic literature 2 000 reprints = 50 000 pages 2007 Bulletin du Jardin Botanique 33 500 pages 2007 Systematics and Geography of Plants 3 500 pages 2007 Correspondence archives 300 items 2009 Flore du Congo belge 4 289 pages (in progress)‏ Projects funded by NBGB
  7. 7. API – LAPI BG-Base NBGB virtual herbarium / ALUKA PLANTCOL Progress www.plantcol.be Vegetation of Tropical and Subtropical / CD-ROM Africa and America AETFAT Bulletin ,vol. 1(1951) – 46(2000) VubisSmart CD-ROM Nannenga-Bremekamp's original drawings and notes on Myxomycetes BG-Base CD-ROM Pictures of the living collections / / Slides of the indoor collections Progress / Congo National Park Ruwengeri / DVD-ROM Cryptogamic literature EndNote Intranet Bulletin du Jardin Botanique VubisSmart JSTOR Systematics and Geography of Plants VubisSmart JSTOR (back issues) / INGENTA (recent issues)‏ Correspondence archives VubisSmart NBGB online catalogue (in progress)‏ Flore du Congo belge VubisSmart NBGB online catalogue (in progress)‏ Metadata Dissemination
  8. 8. <ul><li>NBGB Library </li></ul><ul><li>one of the most important in Europe concerning descriptive botany </li></ul><ul><li>founded early 19th century </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>to collect, catalogue and conserve complementary documentation to the herbaria </li></ul><ul><li>and the living plant collections </li></ul><ul><li>to serve staff as well as users from all over the world </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>50 thousand books (2 500 valuable books)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>50 thousand separates </li></ul><ul><li>7 thousand serials (1 100 current)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>archives : more than 300 run meters </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Topics systematic botany floristics plant ecology history of botany ethnobotany horticulture
  11. 11. Geographic fields focussed on Central Africa and Europe (esp. Belgium)‏ publications (e.g. modern floras) from all over the world
  12. 12. Systematic groups non-vascular plants including Fungi vascular plants
  13. 13. Computerized library catalogue VUBIS start 1994 online since 2007 : http://library.br.fgov.be 95 % of the collection (except reprints)‏ 118 000 bibliographic records bibliographic records in Smart format (VubisSmart)‏ export facilities to UNIMARC, MARC21 XML, Z39.50
  14. 14. <ul><li>Records exported to 2 common catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>ANTILOPE: Union catalogue of serials in Belgian & Dutch academic and special libraries </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> 200 libraries (170 000 titles)‏ </li></ul><ul><li> http://anet.ua.ac.be/submit.phtml </li></ul><ul><li>Common Catalogue of the Belgian Federal Libraries: Public services & scientific institutions </li></ul><ul><li> 24 libraries (4 millions records)‏ </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.bib.belgium.be/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. New library digitisation project Books (out of copyright)‏ Works on Belgian botany Works on Central African botany Algological works of the Van Heurck collection Original b otanical drawings & watercolours At present, discussion about technical issues (file format, technical & structural metadata)‏ Start of the project in July Operational by the end of September
  16. 16. <ul><li>Scanning equipment </li></ul><ul><li>I2S copibook </li></ul><ul><li>(as in Real Jardin botanico de Madrid and in the State Archives in Belgium)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>=> small size books (max A3)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>digital view camera Betterlight super 10K-HS </li></ul><ul><li>(as in Ghent University and in the Photography Museum Rotterdam)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>=> large size books, maps, drawings </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Provisional workplan </li></ul><ul><li>material selection (collaboration between library and own researchers)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>check if already digitized (BHL, , Madrid)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>check </li></ul><ul><li>check / capture metadata in </li></ul><ul><li>file name and structure of metadata </li></ul><ul><li>scan </li></ul><ul><li>data processing to deliverables (under consideration)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>store masters and deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>link to webfile </li></ul><ul><li>transfert to </li></ul>

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