Past Projects

 

Mining Georeferences from Biodiversity Literature

Summer 2018.

The Mining Georeferences from Biodiversity Literature 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.

Final report.

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Field Notes Project

February 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.

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.

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Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature

October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2017.

The Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature Project Narrative and Proposal.

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Mining Biodiversity

January 2014 – December 2016.

Mining Biodiversity: Enriching the Biodiversity Heritage Library with Text Mining and Social Media. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (for US partners).

Mining Biodiversity Project Abstract.

Visit the Global Project website at Mining Biodiversity: Enriching Biodiversity Heritage with Text Mining and Social Media.

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Purposeful Gaming

December 2013 – November 2015.

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Purposeful Gaming and BHL sought to enhance and improve access to digital texts by engaging the public through gaming.

Purposeful Gaming Project Abstract.

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Art of Life

May 2011-April 2015.

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Art of Life sought to use data mining and crowdsourcing to identify and describe images in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Art of Life Project Abstract.

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Global Names Project

June 2011 – May 2014.

Funded by Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program of the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Global Names Project sought to develop an infrastructure for unifying taxonomic databases and services for managers of biological information.

Global Names Project Abstract.

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JRS Foundation – Smithsonian Libraries Report

Building the BHL Africa: A Smithsonian Libraries Report to the JRS Foundation.

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Lounsbery Foundation

Life and Literature and Beyond: A Report to the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Inc.

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More about BHL Funding

The original funding for BHL came via the Encyclopedia of Life through a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2007-2013). Learn more about funding sources for BHL.

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