Explore current and past projects from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
|The Field Book Project
The Field Book Project is an ongoing initiative, currently funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Arcadia Foundation, UK.
|Mining Georeferences from Biodiversity Literature
This project was made possible through an LIS Education in Data Science (LEADS) grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and awarded to Drexel University. The award supported doctoral students exploring data science projects for 10 weeks at 8 different organizations, with the BHL project focusing on identifying, disambiguating, and visualizing place names mentioned on the pages of texts in BHL. The final report outlines approaches, findings, and recommendations.
|Foundations to Actions
“Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners” will include five geographically-distributed NDSR residents in a collaborative project to improve tools, curation, and content stewardship at BHL.
|Field Notes Project
The Field Notes Project is a collaborative project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. It will provide open access to field notes from multiple institutions.
|Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature
The Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to improve access to biodiversity collections from libraries, museums, and other content providers.
Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (for US partners), the goal of the Mining Biodiversity project was to enrich BHL with text mining and social media.
Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the goal of the Purposeful Gaming project was to enhance and improve access to digital texts by engaging the public through gaming.
|Art of Life
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the goal of the Art of Life project was to use data mining and crowdsourcing to identify and describe images in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
|Global Names Project
Funded by Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program of the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the goal of the Global Names Project was to develop an infrastructure for unifying taxonomic databases and services for managers of biological information.