Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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BHL: Grants and Growth
Constance Rinaldo

Building: CTEC
Room: Auditorium
Date: 2016-12-07 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Last modified: 2016-10-15


Recently, BHL has embarked on a variety of new initiatives designed to further facilitate research and discovery.  Earlier research and development projects developed an algorithm to identify images in the BHL corpus, enhanced metadata for illustrations and tested games to crowdsource the improvement of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and citizen science driven transcription. Current initiatives  support consortia and collection growth and expanded global partnerships. I will  report on the  results of the completed Purposeful Gaming IMLS grant (transcription crowdsourcing) and the next steps for this work as well as describe how the Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature grant is leading to new partnerships and additional content.  Membership and affiliate partnerships continue to grow with the addition of institutions in Canada, Europe and Asia as well as the US.  Partnering  with GBIF and CETAF  enhance collections and contributes to cross-linking and additional services.