The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) has millions of them and they want your help sorting them out. Earlier this year, the Missouri Botanical Garden received funding to identify and describe the natural history illustrations that can be found in the digitized books and journals in the library’s collection.
A system of cataloging and describing the images has been devised. Now the new system (i.e., schema) needs to be reviewed. The Art of Life project team who is sorting through BHLs images is seeking feedback from artists, biologists, humanities scholars, librarians and educators to help them determine if their cataloging system will satisfy the research needs of these groups.
How do you search for images? What type of information do you want to find when you search for images?
Go to the BHL website to read the schema and to send them your thoughts.