Global BHL Update May 2013

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Global BHL Update May 2013

  1. 1. Institutional Council MeetingMarine Biological LaboratoryMay 6-7, 2013Global BHL UpdateWilliam UlateGlobal BHL Coordinator
  2. 2. What is BHL?The Biodiversity Heritage Library isa consortium of natural history and botanical libraries thatcooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacyliterature of biodiversity held in their collections and tomake that literature available for open access andresponsible use as a part of a global “biodiversitycommons.”The Biodiversity Heritage Library isa consortium of natural history and botanical libraries thatcooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacyliterature of biodiversity held in their collections and tomake that literature available for open access andresponsible use as a part of a global “biodiversitycommons.”The Biodiversity Heritage Library isa consortium of natural history and botanical libraries thatcooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacyliterature of biodiversity held in their collections and tomake that literature available for open access andresponsible use as a part of a global “biodiversitycommons.”
  3. 3. 22.0040.0084.8694.6105.859.216.431.835.438.9-20406080100120Oct-08 Oct-09 Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12Pages (Millions) and Volumes (in Thousands)included in BHLVolumes (K)Pages (M)More Online Content
  4. 4. GLOBAL BHL is…a cooperative networkof autonomous membersoperating programs and projectsto make biodiversity literature availablethrough open access principles.
  5. 5. 15 consortium members in the US/UKA truly global initiative…
  6. 6. A truly global initiative…
  7. 7. New Partners and new Content
  8. 8. Goals of gBHL• Digitize and aggregate as much biodiversity literatureas funding and copyright law allows through themember programs and projects.• Maintain repositories for the indexing, storage,preservation and serving of this digital content.• Develop services to make this digital content widelyand easily available.
  9. 9. Principles• Open access. The digital content served by gBHL members is available withoutcost and can be reused by other projects and users with appropriate attribution.• Collaboration. Each gBHL member will actively coordinate its activities withother BHL partners to achieve agreed objectives.• Decentralization. Each gBHL member is self-governing and funded.• Interoperability. Each gBHL member will deploy technologies enabling sharingof digital content and services with other gBHL members.• Transparency. The processes of the gBHL will be transparent and clear to allmembers and the public.• Legality. The gBHL members will operate within their legal frameworks.
  10. 10. MembershipComposed of organizations, programs andprojects that are contributing content orservices to gBHL.Each member is responsible for its own plans,governance and funding.
  11. 11. Coordinating Committee (gBHL-CC)• Oversees the functioning of the gBHL.• Composed of one representative from eachmember;• Each representative has one vote.• Has responsibilities for determiningmembership, strategic planning andrecommending policy for collaborative work.
  12. 12. Coordinating Committee (gBHL-CC)• May choose to invite relevant organizations toits meetings as well as to establish temporaryworking groups to address specific themes andprovide the gBHL-CC with in depth analysis andrecommendations.• Will have by-laws for its operations.• May choose to establish a Secretariat.
  13. 13. Global Replication & ServingReplicated Data Center Portal Application
  14. 14. Biodiversity Heritage Library forEuropecurrent status and perspecivesJiří FrankNational MuseumPraha
  15. 15. 15 / 18factsBHL-Europe portal www.bhl-europe.eu (project website remainon www.bhle.eu)Launched in March 2013Over 6 000 booksOver 3 million pagesServers – NHM LondonSustainability – London, Berlin, Prague, Vienna
  16. 16. 16 / 18portal front page
  17. 17. 17 / 18portal advanced search
  18. 18. 18 / 18portal result list
  19. 19. 19 / 18portal bibliographic page
  20. 20. 20 / 18portal content viewer
  21. 21. 21 / 18portal browse
  22. 22. 22 / 18ContentContent from 94 content providersMajority from USAbout 1/3 from European institutions
  23. 23. 23 / 18sustainabilityBHL-Europe needs to show:sustainability and positive trends in growing contentIncreasing number of European books from Europeancontent providers
  24. 24. 24 / 18perspectivesBHL-Europe as a robust European aggregator of biodiversityheritage literatureCooperation with BHL-US, BHL –China,and other BHL portalsSearch for suitable funding
  25. 25. BHL-Chinahttp://www.bhl-china.org
  26. 26. BHL-Chinahttp://www.bhl-china.org
  27. 27. BHL-China: How?1. Signed the MOUof IA & IBCAS in Apr.2. On-site installation ofone Scribe and stafftraining in Aug. when miniBeijing scanning centerwas set up.3. The Scribe inBeijing functioned inlate Aug.4. Scanning ratespeeding up.
  28. 28. BHL-China: beautiful book & plants
  29. 29. BHL-China: all Flora of China at theprovince level新新新新藏藏藏藏桂桂桂桂蒙蒙蒙蒙黑黑黑黑吉吉吉吉辽辽辽辽津津津津京京京京冀冀冀冀晋晋晋晋甘甘甘甘黔黔黔黔渝渝渝渝陕陕陕陕鲁鲁鲁鲁沪沪沪沪鄂鄂鄂鄂皖皖皖皖湘湘湘湘琼琼琼琼川川川川滇滇滇滇宁宁宁宁青青青青粤粤粤粤 台台台台澳澳澳澳港港港港赣赣赣赣 浙浙浙浙苏苏苏苏深深深深
  30. 30. BHL-China: all Flora of China at theprovince level has been ocred新新新新藏藏藏藏桂桂桂桂蒙蒙蒙蒙黑黑黑黑吉吉吉吉辽辽辽辽津津津津京京京京冀冀冀冀晋晋晋晋甘甘甘甘黔黔黔黔渝渝渝渝陕陕陕陕鲁鲁鲁鲁沪沪沪沪鄂鄂鄂鄂皖皖皖皖湘湘湘湘琼琼琼琼川川川川滇滇滇滇宁宁宁宁青青青青粤粤粤粤 台台台台澳澳澳澳港港港港赣赣赣赣 浙浙浙浙苏苏苏苏深深深深
  31. 31. BHl-China: How OCR a book?ABBYY 10.0
  32. 32. BHL-China: subjects of scanned booksBotany (Flora, plantchecklist, field surveyreports) , Plant ecology,fungi, algae checklist,fossil plants,agriculture, forestry,etc.Zoology( fauna)MicrobiologyMarinebiologyPaleobiologyMore------Institute ofZoology, CASInstitute ofMicrobiology,CAS
  33. 33. Input speciesname hereNews andBlogsCovers ofselected booksBHLBHLBHLBHL----China: WebsiteChina: WebsiteChina: WebsiteChina: Website
  34. 34. Link to : EOL,UbioList of books with searchednamesImageTextSpeciesSpeciesSpeciesSpecies----LiteratureLiteratureLiteratureLiterature
  35. 35. Species Search EngineSpecies Search EngineSpecies Search EngineSpecies Search EngineBased on data of BHLBased on data of BHLBased on data of BHLBased on data of BHL----USAUSAUSAUSALink to the literatureof BHL-USA
  36. 36. Full text searchZoom in and outTurn page back and forthInternet Archive BookReaderOnline read and serchOnline read and serchOnline read and serchOnline read and serch
  37. 37. BHL-China Service: Species2000-BHLLiteratureDeadHereLet Link to Literature Move On!
  38. 38. BHL-China• BHL-China members visited SIL and MOBOT inearly November to discuss project status andfuture collaborations and development• Has digitized Chinese materials and made nowavailable 893 volumes from 869 titles,containing 292166 pages in their collections.• Has copied all content sent from Cluster(12,586 entries so far), waiting for the rest…
  39. 39. BHL-Australiahttp://www.ala.org.au/
  40. 40. BHL Australia• Improved UI.• Visited MOBOT in November 2011• Shared Metadata DB between systems• Jointly development of tools with BHL-US• Accessing content from IA• Started to digitize and upload content toInternet Archive.• Worked closely for BHL-AU/US-ome
  41. 41. http://www.bibalex.orgBibliotheca Alexandrina
  42. 42. BHL-Egypt• The Digital Assets Repository (DAR) is a systemdeveloped at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, theLibrary of Alexandria, to create and maintain theLibrarys digital collections.• Bibliotheca Alexandrina has copied content fromdisks and downloaded the rest from InternetArchive (80K).• Had created a team to setup a BHL portal.• Promote synchronization at the Global BHLTechnical Meeting in Berlin in June.• Library Director has moved to a new position.
  43. 43. http://www.scielo.br/?lng=ptScielo - Brazil
  44. 44. BHL-SciELO Brazil• Had been contributing content to BHL viaCitebank• Had installed two digitization stations• Had visited the US to meet SIL and MOBOTstaff and work on familiarizing with tools anddetermine best practices
  45. 45. http://www.scielo.br/?lng=ptScielo - Brazil
  46. 46. BHL-SciELO Brazil• Has now installed four digitization stations:– Museu de Zoologia da USP– Instituto Butantan (finalized)– Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro– Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi.• Has scanned more than 500 works.• Metadata conversion finalized for the scannedbooks and started the test phase.
  47. 47. BHL-SciELO Brazil• Planning on generating Marc XML to havebooks ready available for the next gBHLMeeting in Morocco in May.• Has asked for the Portal code to translate intoPortuguese and show content from Brazil.• Will attend gBHL Meeting in Morocco.
  48. 48. BHL-Africa• Planning on generating Marc XML to havebooks ready available for the next gBHLMeeting in Morocco in May.• Has asked for the Portal code to translate intoPortuguese and show content from Brazil.• Will attend gBHL Meeting in Morocco.

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