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BHL Collection Management

Biodiversity Heritage Library collection management cycle and highlights from 2014
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Bianca Crowley

on 12 September 2016

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Transcript of BHL Collection Management

Selection
Deduplication
Digitization
Users
Curation
Collection
Mgmt

External
Links
Zoological Serials Analysis
Serials vs. Monographs
Permission secured with over
160 licensors
To provide
390 in-copyright titles
in the BHL collection
It can be more
with your help...
In the past year BHL has added:
28,080
new
titles
34,740
new items or
volumes
3,352,361
new
pages
9,057,785
new scientific
name occurrences
(not new taxa)
48,643
new segments or
articles
Gemini: It only works if you #workit
Digitize
ME 1st
No!
ME 1st
Thanks to JJ Ford & William Ulate for their tech savvy analysis!
Oooh!
ME next
Psst!
ME 1st
Artworks?
Roupellia grata
Bottom line: Incorporating artworks requires collection development policy changes, new metadata requirements, and significant technical development...
Treat as 1 page book?
Should we add this to our To Do list?
AMNH has vols. 5-8, 16
MCZ has
vols. 1-4, 9, 12-15
Gemini issue tracker
Great Bird Migrations
Bird
Migrations
Great Bird Migrations
Is this book...
...the same as this book
...or the same as this book
Jackie Chapman, Gemini Coordinator:


"SIL has scanned all it can, save for v.29 which is awaiting repair.

MCZ is scanning 17 and 50. Thanks, Joe!

So, we're only missing 13, 14, and 24

MOBOT holds 13 but only part of 24 and none of 14- Randy, can you add 13 and what you have of 24 to your queue [looks like you only hold 24(1)]?

ANSP or USGS to the rescue? Jenna, Cathy, and Bridget - looks like you might have 14 and/or the rest of 24 [24(2)] - can either of your institutions add this to their queue?"

Collection trends, gaps? What do we need most?
How much do we have about...?
volume 1, 1900 = "v.1 (1900)"
Number 10, 1905 = "no.10 (1905)"
Band 1, 1900 = "Bd.1 (1900)"
tome 1, 1900 = "t.1 (1900)"
Gemini issue tracking system
Smithsonian Libraries
20,933
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
20,491
MBLWHOI Library
12,645
University of California Libraries (archive.org)
11,241
American Museum of Natural History Library
9,312
Harvard University, MCZ, Ernst Mayr Library
8,797
Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden
8,301
Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library
6,800
Library of Congress
6,414
Biblioteca Digital del Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid
6,412
Top 10 Contributors to BHL (Items/Volumes)
BHL Contributors vs. Non-BHL Partner Ingest (Items/Volumes)
BHL 113,319
Non-BHL 45,098 (28%)
Special thanks to
Kendra Hurt,
SIL-BHL Instructional Design Intern for showing me how to Prezi!
JJ For, Librarian, Harvard Botany Libraries

"Down the rabbit hole with this one...I've attached the enumeration scheme. I LUCKILY found a note from the publisher in our copies. Otherwise, we would seriously be lost. Have a look.

I re-enumerated all the digitized mono seps using a parallel numbering scheme. Bianca, I see that you related all the titles, thanks for this.

BHL HOLDINGS
v.1, fasc. 1-6 - Harvard BOT has and will scan
v.2, fasc.16 (1900) - Missing fasc.1-15 and 17. Harvard BOT has and will scan
v.3 = t.1 (Flora Uruguaya)
v.4:pt.2 (1901), Missing v.4:pt.1. Harvard BOT has and will scan
v.5 = t.2 (Flora Uruguaya)
v.6 = t.3 (Flora Uruguaya)
v.7 = t.4 (Flora Uruguaya) (not in publisher note)

There is also a second series in which a few more "entregas" are eligible for scanning. Not sure about the cataloging on it but let me know if you want those to be scanned as well."
BHL User: Olaf N.

"Hi, In the Help text it says searching across full texts is not currently supported. Does that imply that it might someday be possible? I'm working on a history of the common names of sucker species, and had hoped to do some searching here to see if I'd missed any sources that could help me pin down when certain names came into use. Disappointing that I can't. Hoping that there will be a way in the future.

PS: Is there, by any chance, a secret beta search page that does allow searching full texts? I promise to keep it quiet!"
Bianca Crowley
Collections Coordinator
crowleyb@si.edu | 202-633-2239
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