Zepheira Partners to Attend Dublin Core 2009 in Seoul

Zepheira partners Eric Miller and David Wood will be speaking at the Dublin Core 2009 Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea 12-16 October 2009. Tim Berners Lee and Eric Miller will be speaking with Special session on strategic, policy and future issues for linked data. Eric Miller will also be presenting on Recollection, a project with the U.S. Library of Congress and the National Digital Information Infrastructure Partner Program (NDIIPP) designed to enhance discoverable access for NDIIPP collections, making them easier to find, access, and share, and especially to integrate with other digital information sources. Dr. Wood will be introducing Callimachus, a Zepheira project to make Semantic Web applications easier to create. Callimachus is funded by JES & Co. and the National Science Foundation.

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Zepheira and Library of Congress Partner at ECDL 2009

Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, and Eric Miller, President of Zepheira will co-present a poster session and demo at the 2009 European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL)held in Corfu, Greece from 27 September through 2 October, 2009. The general theme of this year’s conference is “Digital Societies”. Continue reading

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Zepheira Team Members Contribute to Project Management Book

Zepheira team members David Wood and Kathy MacDougall and Zepheira contractor James Leigh contributed ten of the 97 tips found in O’Reilly Media’s new book 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know.

This is a new style of “collective wisdom” books from O’Reilly, the first of which was aimed at software architects. Continue reading

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ALA Techsource on Linked Data and Future of Cataloging

ALA Techsource has published an overview of the American Library Association (ALA) Grassroots Program “From Legacy Data to Linked Data: Preparing Libraries for Web 3.0”. The published description of this event:

‘From Legacy Data to Linked Data: Preparing Libraries for Web 3.0. “How can library cataloging data be transformed to function within ‘Web 3.0′ and be understood by non-library web applications? Speakers from both the library and Semantic Web communities will explore the situation in a non-technical manner and describe current work underway to transform legacy library data into linked data.“’ Continue reading

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Zepheira keynote presentation at ALA Grassroots Program

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual 2009 Conference is a place to learn new techniques that improve library services to in communities. Program topics include blogs, Web presence and making the most of the internet, cultural programs, training and mentoring, advocacy and fundraising, new ways to serve teens and children, cutting edge innovations in technology for library services, and outreach to underserved populations. Continue reading

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OCLC Launches new PURL server built by Zepheira

On July 27, 2009 OCLC upgraded their PURL server to a new open source platform built by Zepheira. PURLs are Web addresses or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that act as permanent identifiers in the face of a dynamic and changing Web infrastructure. OCLC’s upgrade reflects their continued support to provide persistent, stable World Wide Web (WWW) addresses for the international library and education community, government, business, and non-profit organizations, and private citizens. OCLC’s PURL server currently resolves approximately two million PURLs per day. Continue reading

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Reflections on SemTech 2009

The Semantic Technology Conference is the premier semantic technologies event held every year in June in San Jose CA. SemTech is the place where the industry comes together for four days of tutorials, workshops and talks on the future of the Web, marketing, search and discovery. The event is run by Wilshire Conferences which has a reputation of running some of the best conferences in the industry related to the trends in data management and associated technologies. Another Wilshire conference to look for each year is Enterprise Data World. Continue reading

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“A Semantic Object-Oriented Rules Approach for Trusted B2B Exchange” at EISWT ’09

Zepheira team members James Leigh (contractor), David Wood and David Feeney and customer Gene Oates have had a paper accepted for the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies. The paper, entitled A Semantic Object-Oriented Rules Approach for Trusted B2B Exchange, will be presented in Orlando, Florida during July 13-16 2009 and published in the subsequent conference proceedings.

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Freemix Planned to Launch at Semantic Technology Conference 2009

Zepheira is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Freemix, a social networking site for data and the people who use it. Freemix will be officially launched at the Semantic Technologies Conference in San Jose, California on June 16, 2009.

Zepheira’s CEO Bernadette Hyland and David Wood, Partner, will brief representatives of the press at 12:00 US Pacific Time in the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Zepheira will demonstrate Freemix at booth #108 on the SemTech 2009 exhibit floor. Continue reading

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Zepheira Announces Freemix New Social Networking Site for Data Sharing

A new semantic web technology platform that enables data collaboration via the Web. Freemix is a free social networking site for wrapping, exposing and sharing data. This invitational beta allows you to rapidly upload data, visualize and share it on the Web, providing quantum leaps in speed, efficiencies and cost reduction in comparison to traditional data management strategies. Continue reading

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