Registration open for Linked Data Webinars, March 9 & 10

Zepheira is holding two free Webinars on Linked Data for Libraries, explaining the basic concepts and outlining the potential for greater visibility for Libraries and their content on the Web.

The two sessions are:

March 9, 2016, 11am EST
Focused on public libraries
Registration is open

March 10, 2016 2pm EST
Focus on academic libraries
Registration is open

If you are interested in learning more but unable to attend one of the scheduled webinars, please register and we will email you a link to the recording.

Questions? Contact Lauri McIntosh directly.

Meet Zepheira at SCELCapalooza on Thursday

Gloria Gonzalez and John “JR” Richardson will be at SCECLapalooza‘s Vendor Day to answer your questions about Linked Data and library experiences to date. Come by and say hello!

Boston University Libraries Choose Zepheira to Convert Catalog to Linked Data, Opening it to the Web

Zepheira has signed Boston University (BU) to its Early Adopter for Academic Libraries Linked Data service. BU is now working with Zepheira to convert its MARC catalog of over 3,000,000 records into Linked Data and publish it to the Web to increase the visibility of the library’s resources. Read the full announcement and learn more about how Linked Data can serve Academic and Research Libraries.

Zepheira to Present at SCELCapalooza Vendor Day

Gloria Gonzalez and JR Richardson are presenting at the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)’s annual event, SCELCapalooza, which runs from March 1-3 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.  Gloria and JR will be giving a talk titled “Reveal, Don’t Conceal – Linked Data and Library Visibility” on Vendor Day, March 3. Registration is open.

University of Manitoba Chooses Zepheira to Convert Catalogue, Collections to Linked Data

Zepheira has signed the University of Manitoba to its Early Adopter for Academic Libraries Linked Data service. The University is now working with Zepheira to convert its MARC catalogue into linked data and publish it to the Web to increase the visibility of the library’s resources. Read the full announcement.

Gloria Gonzalez Joins the ALI 2016 Cohort

The Archives Leadership Institute, a program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and hosted at Berea College, selected Gloria Gonzalez of Zepheira as a member of the 2016 cohort. In an announcement posted Wednesday, the Archives Leadership Institute congratulates and describes the 25 archivists whose diverse backgrounds represent academic, government, corporate and non-profit institutions. Zepheira also congratulates Gloria and her fellow 2016 cohort members and wishes them successful endeavors.

Zepheira at ALA Midwinter 2016

Come meet Gloria Gonzalez, Eric Miller, Jeff Penka, John “JR” Richardson, and Janet Daly at ALA Midwinter 2016. Specific appearances include, in chronological order:

Friday, 1/8:

Saturday, 1/9:

Sunday, 1/10:

  • 10:30-11:30am Eric is presenting as part of the panel at the LC BIBFRAME Update Forum
  • 11-11:30am: Jeff and JR are at the SirsiDynix Booth, # 931
  • 2-2:30pm: Eric, Gloria, and Janet are at the Atlas Systems Booth, # 1710

Monday, 1/11:

  • 11-11:30am: Jeff, JR, and Janet are at the SirsiDynix Booth, # 931

Feel free to contact the Z Team at or come up and say hi!

Four New Public Libraries Join as Zepheira Early Experimenters in Linked Data

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (IN),  Suffolk Cooperative Library System (NY), Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH), and  Tulsa City-County Library (OK) are the most recent participants in Zepheira’s Early Experimenter (EE) Program for Public Libraries. The complete Experimenter Program for Public Libraries is designed for the library who wishes to accelerate their team’s education around the BIBFRAME standard and to participate in the Libhub Initiative by converting, contributing, linking, and publishing up to 1,000,000 of their library MARC records.  There’s still time for public libraries to join in this collaborative program that enhances library visibility on the Web. For more information, contact JR Richardson @

Zepheira Upgrades Open Source Linked Data Editing Toolkit and Training Software

16 October 2015 – Thanks to feedback from its Training Alumni Community, Libhub Initiative Early Adopters and Sponsors and in partnership with the UC Davis BIBFLOW project funded by by IMLS Grant #LG-06-13-0201-13, Zepheira has successfully relaunched its Open Source Linked Data transformation and editing tools. The tools, Scribe and Linksmith, now provide better internal and external linking of library assets, improved scalability, and linkability. Scribe, funded in part by BIBFLOW, is fully Open Source. Zepheira’s own Linksmith tool, which is based on its Open Source Transformation Engine and whose results may be publicly shared, is offered only to students and alumni of the Zepheira Practical Practitioner Training class, a Linked Data and BIBFRAME experience-driven training series focused on libraries, their data, their audiences, and their local needs.  The next training session opens on October 30, 2015. Zepheira encourages library professionals to register now. Read the full announcement.

Linked Data 101 Webinar for Academic Libraries Now Available as Recorded Presentation

Last week’s Linked Data 101 for Academic Libraries Webinar is now available from Zepheira. The Webinar addresses basic tools for increasing academic library visibility on the Web, including the transformation of MARC records into Linked Data resources.