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Fishing for the Right Content in a Sea of Free E-books


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Fishing for the Right Content in a Sea of Free E-books

  1. 1. Fishing for<br />the Right Content<br />in a Sea of<br />Free E-books<br />Bianca Crowley <br />Biodiversity Heritage Library Collections Coordinator<br />
  2. 2. American Museum of Natural History (New York)<br />Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia<br />Botany Libraries, Harvard University<br />California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)<br />Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University<br />Field Museum (Chicago)<br />Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution<br />Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis)<br />Natural History Museum (London)<br />New York Botanical Garden (New York)<br />Royal Botanic Garden, Kew<br />Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Washington) <br /><br />
  3. 3. BHL Digitization Overview<br />SELECTION<br />Descriptive Metadata<br />Images, OCR text, XML<br />Taxonomic Name Services<br />BHL<br />User Feedback<br />
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  5. 5. Open Access, Open Data<br />All materials in the BHL collection are open access:<br />Public domain content<br />Texts without © renewal<br />Permission granted from the © holder<br />Download and re-use of metadata and content files encouraged!<br />Data export and web services promote the use of BHL data in conjunction with other projects like the Encyclopedia of Life, JSTOR Plant Science and BioStor.<br />
  6. 6. “Biologists, are inclined to agree <br />that [biodiversity] is, in one sense, everything.” <br />– E. O. Wilson<br />
  7. 7. Aquaculture<br />Animal behavior<br />Animal culture<br />Animal husbandry<br />Agricultural ecology<br />Bioacoustics<br />Collection & preservation<br />Biochemistry<br />Biomechanics<br />Bioclimatology<br />Bioluminescence<br />Biogeomorphology<br />Coral islands, reefs, & atolls<br />Continental drift<br />Conservation biology<br />Economic botany<br />Ecology<br />Ecophysiology<br />Embryology<br />Ecosystems<br />Anatomy<br />Amphibia<br />Algae<br />Forestry<br />Evolutionary genetics<br />Angiosperms<br />Arthropoda<br />Arachnida<br />Genetics<br />Geomicrobiology<br />Atlases & gazetteers<br />Biodiversity conservation<br />Horticulture<br />Geobiology<br />Botany<br />Bryology<br />Biological diversity<br />Classification & nomenclature<br />Cyanobacteria<br />Extinction<br />Evolution<br />Endangered species<br />Entomology<br />Ferns & allies<br />Fungi<br />Gymnosperms<br />Geographical distribution<br />Ichthyology<br />History of natural sciences<br />Linnaean works<br />Invertebrates<br />Medical botany<br />Morphology<br />Mollusca<br />Mammalia<br />Marine biology<br />Natural history biographies<br />Natural history dictionaries & encyclopedias<br />Paleobotany<br />Ornithology<br />Paleozoology<br />Phylogenetic relationships<br />Plant anatomy<br />Porifera<br />Primatology<br />Pre-Linnaean works<br />Reproduction<br />Reptilia<br />Protozoa<br />Scientific illustration<br />Specimen catalogs<br />Taxonomy<br />Systematics<br />Microbial ecology<br />Zoology<br />Scientific expeditions<br />Natural history directories<br />Natural history bibliographies<br />Natural history terminology<br />Oceanography<br />Physical anthropology<br />Phenology<br />Plant conservation<br />Plant lore<br />Radioecology<br />Plant culture<br />Plate tectonics<br />Plant ecology<br />Plant physiology<br />Stratigraphy<br />Taxidermy<br />Restoration ecology<br />Soil ecology<br />Virology<br />Wild animal trade<br />Vivariums, terrariums, & aquariums<br />Zoos<br />Wildlife conservation<br />
  8. 8. BHL Member Library Contributed Titles<br />Content Selection<br />Titles Ingested from the Internet Archive<br />
  9. 9. How do you identify the right content in a sea of possibilities?<br />Examine your own kind<br />Survey the waters<br />Cast a <br />wide net<br />Evaluate<br />
  10. 10. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Fail<br />Validation of ice skating protocol to predict aerobic power in hockey players / by Nicholas J. Petrella.<br />“50 fish from American waters” by Allen & Ginter (188-) <br />A measure of meter conservation in music, based on Piaget's theory / by Mary Louise Serafine.<br />“The Gardeners' chronicle :a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects” (1874) <br />“Botany” by Brewer, Watson, & Gray 1st & 2nd ed.<br />Keeping the body in health, by M. V. O'Shea and J. H. Kellogg<br />
  11. 11. Refining our Bait<br />Removed broad terms, like “Biology” and “Evolution”<br />Identified useful LCSH terms from the titles ingested in November to add to our criteria<br />Identified terms associated with content that we wanted to exclude from our collection, e.g. “Gambling” & “Taxation”<br />Targeted specific MARC fields to match on call numbers; added a match against predetermined set of Dewey call nos.<br />Matched only against MARC ‘650 |a’s where second indicator equaled 0 (LC) or 3 (NAL) <br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />
  13. 13. Thanks!<br /><br />Bianca Crowley<br /><br />Slides:<br />BioDivLibrary<br />Biodiversity Heritage Library<br />Special thanks to Martin Kalfatovic & Suzanne Pilsk, Smithsonian Institution Libraries<br />