Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

  

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Tuesday, January 10

  1. page Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners edited ... BHL NDSR (National Digital Stewardship Residency) cohort will Timeline: June 1, 2016- May …
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    BHL NDSR (National Digital Stewardship Residency) cohort will
    Timeline: June 1, 2016- May 31, 2018
    Deliverables:
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    Field Museum of Natural History is no longer a host institution but will provide tours and input when appropriate.
    We are excited to announce the National Digital Stewardship Residents for the Foundations to Actions grant:
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    Leora Siegel.
    Marissa Kings: Digital Library Best Practices Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser. NHM Research Library.
    Pamela McClanahan: User Needs and Usability Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to identify members of the larger taxonomic and biodiversity informatics community to determine user needs and services for providing increased value to BHL content. Building on a ten year relationship with this community, BHL staff will introduce the resident to relevant initiatives hosted at the Smithsonian, such as Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBoL) and Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and to partners such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The resident will analyze input gathered to define recommendations and requirements for expanding the BHL digital library functionality. Host: BHL Secretariat/Smithsonian Libraries, mentor Carolyn Sheffield, BHL Program Manager.
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    Joseph deVeer.
    Ariadne Rehbein: Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library.** Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT), mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler.
    Residents will begin work on January 9, 2017.
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Friday, January 6

  1. page BHL Consortium edited ... The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University Library Kelli Trei, Biosciences Libr…
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    The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University Library
    Kelli Trei, Biosciences Librarian*
    University of Toronto Libraries
    University of Toronto Libraries

    BHL Affiliates
    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Library and Archives
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    National Agricultural Library
    Christopher Cole, Business Development Manager*
    Washington University Libraries
    Washington University Libraries
    Chris Freeland, Associate University Librarian*

    Learn about the BHL Global Committee here
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    10:33 am

Tuesday, January 3

  1. page BHL Community edited ... networking sites. Use our hashtag #BHLib to talk to and about us. BHL Blog Get news a…
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    networking sites.
    Use our hashtag #BHLib to talk to and about us.

    BHL Blog
    Get news and updates from BHL, as well as awesome information about books in our collection!
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    11:38 am

Friday, December 16

  1. page Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners edited ... Alicia Esquivel: Content Analysis. This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literat…
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    Alicia Esquivel: Content Analysis. This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literature underpinning the field of biodiversity, the amount of that literature in the public domain, the representation of each discipline (delineated by taxon group) within BHL, an exploration of methodologies to scope the collections, and areas where BHL may target development to better serve the research population. Host: BHL Chicago partner Chicago Botanic Garden with mentor Library Director Leora Siegel.
    Marissa Kings: Digital Library Best Practices Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser. NHM Research Library.
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    Usability Analysis.
    The
    The mentor will
    Katie Mika: Import of Crowdsourced Data Corrections and Enhancements. Building on the IMLS grant received by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Purposeful Gaming and BHL, in which BHL worked with Mary Flannagan and Tiltfactor , the mentors for this project will work with the resident to develop methodologies and propose tools for integration of crowdsourced data corrections and enhancements back into the BHL portal. Best practices will be documented for verification, trust, and multi-tier review. Host: Harvard University: MCZ, mentors Library Managers Constance Rinaldo and Joseph deVeer.
    Ariadne Rehbein: Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library.** Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT), mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler.
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    1:24 pm
  2. page Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners edited ... Carolyn Sheffield BHL, Program Manager (Mentor) Martin Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director **F…
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    Carolyn Sheffield BHL, Program Manager (Mentor)
    Martin Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director
    **FieldField Museum of
    We are excited to announce the National Digital Stewardship Residents for the Foundations to Actions grant:
    Alicia Esquivel: Content Analysis. This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literature underpinning the field of biodiversity, the amount of that literature in the public domain, the representation of each discipline (delineated by taxon group) within BHL, an exploration of methodologies to scope the collections, and areas where BHL may target development to better serve the research population. Host: BHL Chicago partner Chicago Botanic Garden
    Marissa
    with mentor Library Director Leora Siegel.
    Marissa
    Kings: Natural History MuseumDigital Library Best Practices Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser. NHM Research Library.
    Pamela McClanahan: Smithsonian Institution LibrariesUser Needs and Usability Analysis.
    The mentor will work with the resident to identify members of the larger taxonomic and biodiversity informatics community to determine user needs and services for providing increased value to BHL content. Building on a ten year relationship with this community, BHL staff will introduce the resident to relevant initiatives hosted at the Smithsonian, such as Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBoL) and Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and to partners such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The resident will analyze input gathered to define recommendations and requirements for expanding the BHL digital library functionality. Host: BHL Secretariat/Smithsonian Libraries, mentor Carolyn Sheffield, BHL Program Manager.

    Katie Mika: Ernst Mayr LibraryImport of Crowdsourced Data Corrections and Enhancements. Building on the MuseumIMLS grant received by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Purposeful Gaming and BHL, in which BHL worked with Mary Flannagan and Tiltfactor , the mentors for this project will work with the resident to develop methodologies and propose tools for integration of Comparative Zoology
    Ariadne
    crowdsourced data corrections and enhancements back into the BHL portal. Best practices will be documented for verification, trust, and multi-tier review. Host: Harvard University: MCZ, mentors Library Managers Constance Rinaldo and Joseph deVeer.
    Ariadne
    Rehbein: Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library.** Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT), mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler.
    Residents will begin work on January 9, 2017.
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Thursday, December 15

  1. page Mining Biodiversity edited ... Altmetric Report of BHL mentions across the web June 2014-January 2015 {Altmetric Report BHL …
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    Altmetric Report of BHL mentions across the web June 2014-January 2015 {Altmetric Report BHL Mentions Jan 2015.csv}
    Mining Biodiversity-Presentations/PapersPresentations/Papers
    AAs part of the Symposium "Semantics for Biodiversity Science - An Interoperability Frontier", William Ulate presented "Real Use Cases for Semantic Information from the Mining Biodiversity Project" at the 2016 Biodiversity Informatics Standards (TDWG) Annual Meeting in Santa Clara de San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica. December 5th, 2016. See the recorded presentation here.
    As
    part of
    Presented at the 2016 "Round Three" Digging into Data Challenge Conference in Glasgow, UK on Jan. 28, 2016 (tweets on #DiDGlasgow). See presentation here.
    As part of the Symposium , William Ulate presented Unlocking knowledge in biodiversity legacy literature through automatic semantic metadata extraction in the TDWG 2015 Annual Conference. Windsor Hotel. Nairobi, Kenya. September 29, 2015. See presentation here.
    Mining the History of Medicine and Mining Biodiversity , Dr. Sophia Ananiadou, Professor at the University of Manchester, Director of the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) and the project's P.I. presents on NaCTeM's work (MiBio explanation starts at 4:05).
    As part of the Symposium Expanding the Usefulness of Literature in Sustaining Biodiversity, William Ulate presented
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    Legacy Literature induring the TDWG
    Mining Biodiversity-SocialMediaSocial Media
    Mining Biodiversity-SocialMedia-FullTextSearchFull-Text Search enabled:
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    Katie Mika: Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
    Ariadne Rehbein: Missouri Botanical Garden
    Residents will begin work on January 9, 2017.
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    9:26 am
  3. page Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners edited ... Reports from each of the 5 residents with details of their work Presentations by residents an…
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    Reports from each of the 5 residents with details of their work
    Presentations by residents and mentors at professional conferences
    Project TeamPROJECT TEAM
    Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Lead)
    Constance Rinaldo (Mentor)
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    Carolyn Sheffield BHL, Program Manager (Mentor)
    Martin Kalfatovic, BHL Program Director
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    when appropriate.
    We are excited to announce the National Digital Stewardship Residents for the Foundations to Actions grant:
    Alicia Esquivel: Chicago Botanic Garden
    Marissa Kings: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Pamela McClanahan: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
    Katie Mika: Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
    Ariadne Rehbein: Missouri Botanical Garden

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Monday, December 12

  1. page Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature edited ... Tennessee Ornithological Society The Tennessee Warbler The Migrant Tower Hill Botanic Gar…
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    Tennessee Ornithological Society
    The Tennessee Warbler
    The Migrant
    Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library
    Transactions of the Worcester County Horticultural Society
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    12:44 pm

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