Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globaly: The Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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Published on March 6, 2014

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Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globaly: The Biodiversity Heritage Library. Martin R. Kalfatovic. VALA 2014. Melbourne, Australia. 6 February 2014.

Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globally The Biodiversity Heritage Library Martin R. Kalfatovic | BHL Program Director | Smithsonian Libraries VALA 2014 | Melbourne, Australia | 5 February 2014

Good afternoon! ‫صباح الخير‬ Bon Jour ¡Buenos días Bom dia Habari ya asubuhi Goeie môre

The Wherefore of BHL The cultivation of natural science cannot be efficiently carried on without reference to an extensive library Charles Darwin, et al (1847)

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:

Biodiversity Heritage Library Technology Library Science

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

Problems of Mass Digitization of Library Materials

Content Growth 2007-2014 42,498,407 pages 130,484 volumes 71,945 titles 4 February 201

Mass digitization of Smithsonian Libraries collections aligns Problems of Library Metadata with the overall Smithsonian digitization strategy and remains a center of excellence for rapid digitization at the SI

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

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Awards ● 2013 ComputerWorld Award ● ● 2013 Council of Botanical and Horticulture Libraries ● ● 2011 Thackray Medal by the Society for the History of Natural History ● ● 2010 ALCTS award for outstanding collaboration

May I compliment you on this splendid service? The Library's invaluable for my work on seasonal “ variability of climate and vector-borne disease in T British India, 1875-1940. h a n k I really appreciatey your work. The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an excellent resource that regularly helps my o u assistant and I obtain original descriptions for plants .... I feel so privileged m be working in a day in age when such to u resources are so readily available and easy to obtain. c h f o r y What an absolutely owonderful site. u It is a treasure trove of information. r Thank you! h e

Looking Forward 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

Looking Forward 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

And now on to our panel

Thank you! Grazie! Obrigado! Danke! Tack! Děkuju! Merci! Dank u! Asante! Tak! Благодарю! Köszönöm!

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