|“Paraphernalia,” photo by Cindi (Flickr, Creative Commons)|
Over the course of the Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature (EABL) project, contributing organizations have shipped material to Internet Archive scanning centers around the country. A few have scanned their own material, and a few more have used third-party commercial services. One EABL contributor did things a little differently.
Betsy Kruthoffer, Librarian and Rare Books Cataloger at the Lloyd Library and Museum, selected a number of important titles from the library’s collection that were not in BHL. After weighing various scanning options, she got in touch with the digital lab at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH), which had done good work for a Lloyd patron the previous year (and, conveniently, is located right down the street). PLCH agreed to do the scanning, with the understanding that the digitized books would also be made available in a PLCH online collection.
Once the scanning was complete, Betsy considered loading all of the images onto an external hard drive and mailing it to Mariah Lewis, the EABL Metadata Specialist, in order to contribute the scans to BHL. After learning about Macaw (BHL’s metadata and upload software), however, she decided to take a stab at the uploading herself–with great success. BHL’s collection is richer thanks to her thorough work.
History of the Lloyd Library and Museum
|The Lloyd brothers. http://www.lloydlibrary.org/history/lloyd%20pharmacy.html.|
Rare Books from the Lloyd Library
|Sibthorp, John. Flora Graeca. v. 1 (1806). Contributed by the
Lloyd Library and Museum. https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/54016367.
|Kniphof, Johannes. Botanica in originali. v. 1 (1758). Contributed by the
Lloyd Library and Museum. https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53840216.
|Sheldrake, Timothy. Botanicum medicinale. c. 1868. Contributed by the
Lloyd Library and Museum. https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53779797.
- John Sibthorp’s Flora Graeca (1806-1840)
- Johannes Kniphof’s Botanica in originali (1758-1764)
- The index to the above work: Index universalis in omnes XII centurias Botanicae in originali D. Io. Hieron. Kniphofii seu Herbarii vivi (1767)
- Timothy Sheldrake’s Botanicum medicinale (c.1768)
- Maria Sybilla Merian’s Erucarum ortus, alimentum et paradoxa metamorphosis (1718)
- To learn more about this pioneering naturalist, see Grace Costantino’s 2015 blog post, “From Early Women in Science to Ultraviolet Film: Using Art to Understand Insects“
- Heinrich Witte’s Flora : afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de nederlandsche tuinen (1868)