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BHL: Disseminating Content Beyond the Silo

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Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library presented to the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars

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BHL: Disseminating Content Beyond the Silo

  1. 1. Biodiversity Heritage Library:Disseminating Content Beyond the Silo By: Grace Costantino, Program Manager Bianca Crowley, Collections Coordinator
  2. 2. http://biodiversitylibrary.org  58,000+ Titles  111,000+ Volumes  40 Million+ Pages  250+ Permissions  113,000+ Monthly Visits  62,000+ Monthly Visitors
  3. 3. Global Partners
  4. 4. Core BHL Member Institutions
  5. 5. Core BHL Member InstitutionsSmithsonian Libraries:6,300+ Titles17,000+ Volumes6.8 million+ Pages
  6. 6. Scanning Locally, Coordinating Globally
  7. 7. Scanning Locally, Coordinating Globally Issue TrackingVols. 6, Vols. 6, 8, 10 8, 10 Software Vols Vols . .1-5 1-5 Vols. 7, Vols. 7, 9, 11-21 9, 11-21
  8. 8. Beyond the Silo: Open Data Trifolium pratense Trifolium pratense Amblyopsis Amblyopsis On the Origin of Species By Charles Darwin (1859) Formica sanguinea Formica sanguineaBibliographic data for 58,000+ TitlesScientific name data for 150 million+ Taxa
  9. 9. Beyond the Silo: Open Data Dear Come and get it!Bibliographic data for 58,000+ TitlesScientific name data for 150 million+ Taxa
  10. 10. Beyond the Silo: Open DataOpen DataOpen Data Stable Stable Data Data Policy Policy URLs URLs Exports Exports OAI-PMH OAI-PMH APIs APIs Open Archive Open Archive Application Application Initiative –– Initiative Programming Programming Protocol for Protocol for Interfaces Interfaces Metadata Metadata Harvesting Harvesting
  11. 11. Beyond the Silo: Open Data
  12. 12. Beyond the Silo: Social Media@BioDivLibrary blog.biodiversitylibrary.orgwww.facebook.com/BioDivLibrary pinterest.com/biodivlibraryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/sets
  13. 13. Beyond the Silo: Social Media 42,000+ Visits from Social @BioDivLibrary Media to BHL in 2012 www.facebook.com /BioDivLibrary http://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/sets
  14. 14. Beyond the Silo: Social Media
  15. 15. Beyond the Silo: Social Media 63,000+ Images 3.8+ Million Views  22,000+ Smithsonian Libraries Images!
  16. 16. Why Social Media MattersUncover hidden aspects of our collectionsTell the stories behind these collectionsReach new audiences Biodiversity Literature is Seriously Amazing ! ®
  17. 17. Future DevelopmentsArticle level access with a new user interfaceNew algorithm for increased taxon name discoveryPartnership growth – launching BHL Africa in AprilNew outreach activities – iBooks and Biodiversity Library Exhibitions (BLE)
  18. 18. Thank you http://biodiversitylibrary.orgGrace Costantino, costantinog@si.edu Bianca Crowley, crowleyb@si.edu

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