Report on the Biodiversity Heritage Library for the 5th Global BHL Meeting.

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: Kalfatovic



Report on the Biodiversity Heritage Library for the 5th Global BHL Meeting. Martin R. Kalfatovic. 5th Global BHL Meeting. Lorne, Australia. 1 February 2014.

Report on the The Biodiversity Heritage Library for the 5th Global BHL Meeting Martin R. Kalfatovic | BHL Program Director | Smithsonian Libraries 5th Global BHL Meeting Lorne, Victoria | Australia 1 February 2014

By the numbers ...

Members … Washington University is #14 14 Members • American Museum of Natural History • California Academy of Sciences Library • Cornell University Library • Harvard University Botany Libraries • Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology • Library of Congress • Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library • Missouri Botanical Garden Library • Natural History Museum, London • The New York Botanical Garden • Royal Botanic Garden, Kew • Smithsonian Institution Libraries • United States Geological Survey Libraries • Washington University of St. Louis

Affiliates Affiliates Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia at Drexel University The Field Museum Library Newest Affiliate:

And coming soon? ? ? ? ?

Content Growth 2007-2014 42,498,407 pages 130,484 volumes 71,945 titles 1 February 201

92,000+ “segments” … and now including segments

Items Added Past 12 Months: 7,963 Previous 12 Months: 14,562 59,159 Past 12 months average: 664 / month 51,196

Increase agreements with publishers of in copyright materials US Titles: 249 UK Titles: 69 TOTAL TITLES: 318 US Licensors: 92 UK Licensors: 41 TOTAL LICENSORS: 133 October 2013

2012 BHL Member In-kind Staff FTE & Costs (incomplete) 14.193 FTE from the 14 member institutions $1,239,300 staff and other costs (does not include Secretariat or Technical staff)

User Statistics: 2007 - 2013 Visitors: 3,628,088 Page Views: 17,604,395 New vs. Returning: 50.06% vs. 49.04% 146,798 visitors | November 2012 2007 2013

233233 Countries countries Users in

Facebook Total Page Likes: 6,587 Pinterest 3,764 images & 17 collections BHL Social Media October 2013 Blog Total Visits:36,208 (FY13) Twitter @ BioDivLibrary Total Followers: 3,095

24+ million total views | 87K + images (Feb 14)

Meetings and related ...

BHL Institutional Council | Woods Hole | May 2013

BHL Europe. Final Events, Berlin, 4-6 June 2012 Smithsonian Libraries and BHL, Mae Jemison Science Reading Room. Pretoria, South Africa. 11 June 2012 [presentation] BHL African Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa, June 14-15 2012 BHL Staff and Technical Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 27-28, 2012 Internet Archive Leaders' Forum, San Francisco, CA, 24-25 October 2012 EOL Work Group Leaders Meeting. Cambridge, MA, 29-30 November 2012 JSTOR Plants Meeting, Panama City, Panama, 6-11 January 2013 Third Phenotype Ontology Research Coordination Network Annual Summit meeting, Durham, NC, 25-27 February 2013 Fulbright Academy Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 15 February 2013 I Annotate: Annoto Ergo Sum, San Francisco, CA, 10-12 April 2013 BHL Africa Launch, Pretoria, South Africa, 15-18 April 2013 BHL Symposium. TDWG 2013. Florence, Italy. 29 October 2013. Digitalización de literatura de Biodiversidad: an Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. CONABIO Teleconference. 29 August 2013. International Relations Round Table, American Library Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 28 June 2013. 3rd International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives. Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco. 30 May 2013. 4th Global BHL Meeting. Fes, Morocco. 27 May 2013.

BHL People ...

Secretariat and Technical Staff August 2011 Director Program Program Manager Collections Coordinator Technical Director Programmer Data Analyst

Strategic Planning ...

BHL Goals Goal 1: Relevant Content. Build and maintain the BHL as the largest reliable, reputable, and responsive repository of biodiversity literature and archival materials. Goal 2: Tools and Services. Develop services and tools which facilitate discovery and improve research efficiency of BHL content. Goal 3: User Engagement. Increase global awareness about the BHL through outreach, learning and education, and branding through engagement and collaboration with existing and new user communities. Goal 4: Membership and Partnerships. Grow BHL consortia membership and partnerships while fostering cross-institutional collaboration that continues to serve as a model for digital library development. Goal 5: Financial Sustainability. Ensure sustainability and relevance by being flexible, adaptable, and financially sound while the content and services remain openly and freely available.

Exploring new audiences ...

Since DPLA launch on 18 April 2013, it is now the #8 referrer and generates 71% of new visits





Services ...

Biodiversity Heritage Library Technology Library Science

Taxonomic Impediment Specimen collections Databases Publications Observations ‘Gray’ literature Index cards Field notebooks

Scanning Operations: Macaw

Community / Partnership / Science / Content Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge

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