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A Global Library for Life Martin R. Kalfatovic Smithsonian Institution Libraries 18 March 2008
The cultivation of natural science cannot be efficiently carried on without reference to an extensive library Charles Darwin, et al (1847)‏ Darwin, C. R. et al. 1847. Copy of Memorial to the First Lord of the Treasury [Lord John Russell], respecting the Management of the British Museum. Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers 1847, paper number (268), volume XXXIV.253 (13 April): 1-3. [Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online]
Taxonomic Literature ,[object Object],[object Object]
Taxonomic Literature ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Taxonomic Literature The cited half-life of publications in taxonomy is longer than in any other scientific discipline * * *  The decay rate is longer than in any scientific discipline ~ Macro-economic case for open access Tom Moritz
BHL Timeline 2003. Telluride. Encyclopedia of Life meeting February 2005. London. Library and Laboratory: the Marriage of Research, Data and Taxonomic Literature May 2005.  Washington. Ground work for the Biodiversity Heritage Library June 2006. Washington. Organizational and Technical meeting October 2006. St. Louis/San Francisco. Technical meetings February 2007. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Organizational meeting May 2007. Encyclopedia of Life and BHL Portal Launch. Washington DC. February 2008. Launch of EOL species pages and associated BHL literature
BHL Members American Museum of Natural History (New York)‏ Field Museum (Chicago)‏ Natural History Museum (London)‏ Smithsonian Institution (Washington)  Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis)‏ New York Botanical Garden (New York)‏
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],BHL Members
BHL Members ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Focus: Literature
BHL Focus: Literature
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[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],BHL Focus: Literature
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],BHL Collections
BHL Tools ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Tools ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Tools ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Tools ,[object Object],[object Object]
So how do we get from this ...
... to this?
The Internet Archive ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Scanning Centers ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Scanning Centers ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Scanning Centers ... what Robert said!
Scanning Stats ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
But what about ...
 
BHL Google (the difference between)‏ ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
 
 
 
BHL Add-ons ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Persistent Identifiers ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Structural Markup ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Semantic Markup ,[object Object],[object Object]
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Taxonomic Intelligence
BHL & Publishers
Permissions ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
BHL Advantages ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Successes ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Funding ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
 
Structure of the  Encyclopedia of Life Serine Molecule
Serine Molecule Synthesis Center Field Museum Biodiversity Heritage Library Secretariat Smithsonian Education & Outreach Smithsonian/Harvard Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory & MOBOT
EOL Species Pages ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
 
 
Looking Forward ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
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The Long Now Strategy ,[object Object],[object Object]
A Global Library for Life In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned.  Charles Davies Sherborn, Epilogue to  Index Animalium , March 1922
 
 
Thank You ... for sticking around!
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Global Library of Life: The Biodiversity Heritage Library

  • 1. A Global Library for Life Martin R. Kalfatovic Smithsonian Institution Libraries 18 March 2008
  • 2. The cultivation of natural science cannot be efficiently carried on without reference to an extensive library Charles Darwin, et al (1847)‏ Darwin, C. R. et al. 1847. Copy of Memorial to the First Lord of the Treasury [Lord John Russell], respecting the Management of the British Museum. Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers 1847, paper number (268), volume XXXIV.253 (13 April): 1-3. [Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online]
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  • 5. Taxonomic Literature The cited half-life of publications in taxonomy is longer than in any other scientific discipline * * * The decay rate is longer than in any scientific discipline ~ Macro-economic case for open access Tom Moritz
  • 6. BHL Timeline 2003. Telluride. Encyclopedia of Life meeting February 2005. London. Library and Laboratory: the Marriage of Research, Data and Taxonomic Literature May 2005. Washington. Ground work for the Biodiversity Heritage Library June 2006. Washington. Organizational and Technical meeting October 2006. St. Louis/San Francisco. Technical meetings February 2007. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Organizational meeting May 2007. Encyclopedia of Life and BHL Portal Launch. Washington DC. February 2008. Launch of EOL species pages and associated BHL literature
  • 7. BHL Members American Museum of Natural History (New York)‏ Field Museum (Chicago)‏ Natural History Museum (London)‏ Smithsonian Institution (Washington) Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis)‏ New York Botanical Garden (New York)‏
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  • 43. Structure of the Encyclopedia of Life Serine Molecule
  • 44. Serine Molecule Synthesis Center Field Museum Biodiversity Heritage Library Secretariat Smithsonian Education & Outreach Smithsonian/Harvard Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory & MOBOT
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  • 51. A Global Library for Life In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned. Charles Davies Sherborn, Epilogue to Index Animalium , March 1922
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  • 54. Thank You ... for sticking around!
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