The Houston Area Library Automated Network, better known as HALAN, is a Texas consortium serving Houston and the East Central region. Back at the beginning of 2016, this eight-library consortium was one of SD’s earliest BLUEcloud Visibility adopters. They’ve been with us through the entire process of building the Library.Link network.
Since their adoption, HALAN has tracked their stats using Google Analytics. Their numbers reflected a strong and steadily improving web presence. As recently as October, HALAN had an indexing rate of 10%, with 33,000 impressions, and 1,300 clicks. In November, however, things changed when the consortium implemented an update for BLUEcloud Visibility.
John “JR” Richardson, Zepheira VP of Library & Vendor Partnerships, is presenting at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference. His presentation, Being in the User’s Pocket and Beyond: An Update on Linked Data in Libraries is on Friday 3 February at 10:30am. If you are attending the conference we look forward to seeing you there!
Just launched today! The Linked Partners Newsletter is a joint initiative between Atlas Systems, Innovative, NoveList, SirsiDynix, and Zepheira. Our goal is to keep you updated on the latest changes to the network, beta products Library.Link members are invited to participate in, events, and other information relevant to structured data.
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ALA Midwinter is upon us and there are a variety of opportunities available to meet with the Zepheira team and their partners to learn more about how linked data can benefit your library.
Atlas has three opportunities to stop by and talk with the Library.Link Network team. Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-3:30, Legal Seafood Wine Room and Friday, 5-6, Max Lagers.
Innovative is at booth #1004. Ask about Innovative’s Linked Data.
NoveList has a station at the EBSCO Booth, #1514. Ask about Linked Library Service and NoveList Select for Linked Data.
SirsiDynix is at booth #918. Ask about BLUEcloud Visbility.
Eric Miller, President and Co-Founder, and Jeff Penka, VP of Product Development, will be at the Innovative booth on Saturday morning from 10 – 11:30 a.m. to answer questions and talk about linked data.
John “JR” Richardson, Zepheira VP of Library & Vendor Partnerships, is presenting at the Charleston Conference. His presentation, Implications of BIBFRAME and Linked Data for Libraries & Publishers, is on Thursday 3 November at 2:30pm.
Online registration is closed, but prospective attendees can register in person at the conference desk. We look forward to seeing you there!
24 October 2016 – www.zepheira.com –Zepheira announces a partnership with the Library of Michigan and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) to transform the Michigan eLibrary catalog’s bibliographic data (MeLCat) into Linked Data for broader incorporation into the Web.
Michigan is the first State library to bring a large scale set of library catalog data to the Web with Linked Data technologies developed by Zepheira, namely the Library.Link Network. More information is available from the full announcement.
NoveList, a Zepheira partner, is holding a webcast entitled Linked Data: Building the Future for Libraries. Join NoveList’s Duncan Smith as he explains why linked data is critical for library development and Georgia State Librarian Julie Walker as she talks about why Georgia is making a significant investment in linked data for all of Georgia’s public libraries. Registration is open.
Today, NoveList announces a new product offering based on its partnership with Zepheira. NoveList Select for Linked Data builds upon linked data resources such as Linked Library Service, which helps libraries reach both users and non-users on the Web. Read more in the NoveList announcement.
Zepheira CEO Eric Miller will present the keynote for the Audiovisual and Multimedia Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) at their annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Miller will speak to the group about how the library industry is resetting the Web’s information landscape. The group will also explore the impacts of large-scale Linked Data implementation on audio, visual, and multimedia materials.
The IFLA AVMS Open Session is scheduled for Monday, August 15th, from 16:00 – 18:00 in room C 210-212. The 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly will take place from the 13th to the 19th of August. To learn more about the IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, visit their website, follow @AVMS18 on Twitter or find them on Facebook.
Atlas Systems, a founding sponsor of the Libhub Initiative and supporter of the Library.Link Network, announced a partnership with Zepheira to create Linked Data solutions for archives, special collections and historical societies. The forthcoming product leverages the current offering of MARC record to Linked Data transformations provided by Zepheira with other library catalog partners to offer a way for archives, special collections, and historical societies to expose their unique collections on the Web for easier discovery. Atlas will utilize Zepheira’s transformation and publishing technologies to convert archival records and reveal them to the Web using Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME. Read the full announcement from Atlas Systems.