Zepheira will form part of the panel presentation “Linked
Data for Libraries: From Experimentation to Practice at Scale”, scheduled for October 27, at the 2014 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum. The other panelists will be representatives of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, BIBFLOW, a IMLS-funded project of the UC Davis Library, with Zepheira as a partner, and Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) a Mellon-funded collaboration of Cornell, Harvard and Stanford libraries. There will be a linked data lunchtime birds of a feather, following the session. The session description follows.
Libraries have been moving to embrace linked data for years now, slowly and fitfully it sometimes seems. Now the landscape is firming up as major players have begun committing to well-formed initiatives that move beyond experimentation to practice at scale. This panel presents a view of four diverse, larger-scale, linked data efforts where the “rubber is meeting the road.” Each of the panelists will briefly present an overview of their efforts. A moderated discussion will follow, giving the panelists and audience a chance to compare and contrast approaches, and the larger implications for libraries of this potentially disruptive innovation.