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SIL Staff visit Beijing for BHL China meetings


In November, Keri Thompson and Martin Kalfatovic attended technical meetings related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library China node. Thompson and Kalfatovic accompanied BHL Technical Director, Chris Freeland (Missouri Botanical Garden) to the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) for three days of meetings that covered scanning workflow, operation of the Internet Archive Scribe machine, technical standards for ingesting BHL-China materials into the BHL portal site, and replicating BHL data on IB/CAS servers.

BHL China program director Dr. Jinzhong Cui led the meetings. Also attending from BHL China were Fenghong Liu (project coordinator and Director of the Institute of Botany Library), Zheping Xu (technical director), and Shao Qing representing the Institute of Botany.

Additional presentations from the Institute of Botany staff included Chen Bin discussing the building the 
Chinese Field Herbarium, Li Min, project director for the Plant Photo Bank of China (PPBC), and a detailed presentation on the data storage systems in place at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The group also received a tour of the Institute of Botany Library, source of materials for the initial BHL-China scanning project.

Additional photos from the meeting are available in the Plant Photo website.

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