Zepheira Announces NoveList as Newest Libhub Initiative Sponsor

Zepheira is pleased to announce that NoveList, an EBSCO division, has become a sponsor of the Libhub Initiative. “NoveList is supporting the Libhub initiative because we believe that linked data has the potential to ensure a bright future for public libraries,” says Roger Rohweder, NoveList co-founder and Senior Director of Technology. NoveList joins Atlas Systems, Innovative, and SirsiDynix as Libhub Initiative Sponsors. Read the full announcement from Zepheira and also the announcement from NoveList.

Registration Full for Zepheira Webinar on Linked Data for Academic Libraries

Registration is now closed for the upcoming Zepheira Webinar on Linked Data for Academic Libraries on Friday 2 October. However, we will be recording the Webinar and making a version of it available. Please contact John “JR” Richardson by email to reserve your access to the recording. All attendees will be granted access to the recording as well.

Register for Zepheira Webinar on Linked Data for Academic Libraries – October 2, 2015

Zepheira is offering a free Webinar for those looking to learn about what Linked Data technologies have to offer to Academic Libraries on Friday October 2, 2015. “Linked Data 101: Using Web Technologies to Better Reveal Resources in Academic Libraries” aims to introduce the basic concepts of the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and its relevance to both library visibility and the often hidden relationships between resources in a collection. Learn more from the announcement and register today. Space is limited to first 100 registrants.

Zepheira Signs Four New Public Libraries in Experimenter Program

10 September 2015 – – Following the success of its Early Adopter program with 12 participating public libraries in the US and Canada, Zepheira is pleased to announce the first four participants in its Experimenter Program. The new participants are the Mohawk Valley Library System, the Southern Adirondack Library System, and the Westchester Library System, all of New York, and Cedar Rapids Public Library of Iowa.

The Experimenter Program builds awareness of the power of Linked Data through education and training, provides an assessment of the institution’s MARC data, and develops a pilot to experiment with publishing Linked Data to the Web. Upon discovery of library materials, users are automatically redirected to the Library’s PAC or Discovery Layer for further action. Read the full announcement and more about Zepheira’s Library Solutions.


Zepheira Speaking at PULISDO, Today

JR Richardson, Zepheira VP for Library and Vendor Partnerships, is speaking today at the Public Library System Directors Organization (PULISDO) Conference in Vernon, NY. He will present an overview of the Libhub Initiative and discuss recent developments in Library visibility on the Web through the use of Linked Data Technologies.

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Zepheira, SirsiDynix partnering to produce BIBFRAME product in Q4 2015

SirsiDynix and Zepheira announce their intent to develop a product that will make libraries’ collections visible and searchable on the Web through the use of Linked Data technologies, namely BIBFRAME. SirsiDynix and Zepheira have been busy the past several months laying the groundwork for this exciting partnership, collaborating on a joint roadmap that will bring transformative products to library systems sooner rather than later. The Visible Library Beta Program emerged as a path to rapidly reveal library collections to the Web in an actionable form.
Read the full announcement from SirsiDynix.

Zepheira to Partner with Innovative to Speed Up Linked Data Adoption

Zepheira is proud to be partnering with Innovative Interfaces to transform and deliver library collections to the Web using BIBFRAME.

Innovative, a Sponsor of the Libhub Initiative, announced a new service which simplifies a library’s publication of Linked Data records dramatically, reducing the time and effort for libraries to reveal their collections to the Web and contribute learning to the Libhub Initiative. The new Output Data for Libhub Service extracts library records from the database of any Innovative ILS or Service Platform (Sierra, Polaris ILS, Virtua, or Millennium) and formats them for transformation to Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME and to ultimately publish and find on the Web. Read the full Zepheira announcement and the full Innovative Announcement.

Zepheira, Libhub Initiative Sponsors Participating in LC BIBFRAME Update at ALA15

Over the past year, Zepheira has been meeting with library systems and data providers to discuss the benefits of increased visibility of resources and the roles Linked Data and BIBFRAME can play. Three of those companies – Atlas Systems, Innovative, and Sirsi Dynix – felt strongly enough about the potential of Linked Data for libraries that they joined as Sponsors of the Libhub Initiative.

This week, these and other vendors are participating in LC’s BIBFRAME update session to give libraries an opportunity to hear about their priorities and roadmaps for providing such support in their products.

Plan on seeing the LC BIBFRAME panel at ALA 2015 on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 10:30am to 11:30am in Moscone Center West, room 2008. You’ll hear from us, Atlas Systems, Innovative, Sirsi Dynix, ExLibris, OCLC, and other conference attendees. We’ll look forward to seeing and listening to you.

Meet Zepheira Staff at ALA 2015

Come meet Gloria Gonzalez, Eric Miller, Jeff Penka, and John (JR) Richardson at ALA 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Zepheira Team Members will be at the Atlas Systems Booth #2824 on Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm and at the conference for the full duration. We’re looking forward to connecting with you.

National Library of Medicine Publishes Update on BF Lite work with Zepheira, GWU, and UC Davis

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) today published a synopsis of their work with Zepheira, George Washington University (GWU), and University of California, Davis (UCD) in development of the BF Lite vocabulary, as hosted by Zepheira. The approach was unique, as NLM is creating new cataloging data directly in BF rather than converting legacy bibliographic data.