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Eric Miller to Present on BIBFLOW at CNI Spring Membership Meeting

Eric Miller, MacKenzie Smith and Carl Stahmer are the featured panel of speakers at the CNI Spring Membership Meeting on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 1pm. The team will present BIBFLOW: A Roadmap For Library Linked Data Implemenation. BIBFLOW is a two-year project of the UC Davis University Library and Zepheira, funded by IMLS. Its official title is “Reinventing Cataloging: Models for the Future of Library Operations” and its purpose is to investigate the future of library technical services in light of modern technology infrastructure such as the Web and BIBFRAME, the new encoding and exchange format in development by the Library of Congress.

Miller/Ogbuji Article on Linked Data Design Published in ASIS&T Bulletin

The April/May Issue of the ASIS&T Bulletin features an article by Zepheira partners Eric Miller and Uche Ogbuji, as part of its Linked Data Special Section. “Linked Data Design for the Visible Library“, as well as the full Bulletin, is online now.

Uche Ogbuji to Speak at Amigos Library Services Online Conference on Linked Data

Uche Ogbuji is a featured speaker at the Amigos Library Services online conference, Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access on April 23, 2015.

Registration is open to all, and is free to Amigos members.

Libhub Initiative Launches Sponsorship Program, Welcomes Atlas Systems, Innovative, and SirsiDynix

The Libhub Initiative, the effort founded by Zepheira to encourage the use of Linked Data to expand Library Visibility on the Web, announces a sponsorship program which now includes Atlas Systems, Innovative, and SirsiDynix. Through their sponsorship, each of these industry leaders is acknowledging the critical importance of Visibility for libraries, and shows interest in the use of technologies that support libraries wherever their customers may be. Read the Testimonials from Atlas, Innovative, and SirsiDynix and the full announcement. Find out how you can partner or sponsor the Libhub Initiative.

DCMI Publishes Eric Miller Keynote Video, Slides of DC-2014 Conference

In recognition of DCMI‘s 20th anniversary in October 2014, Eric Miller gave a keynote address at DC-2014 in Austin, TX, USA entitled DCMI@20: Past, Present, and Future”. The slides and video of Eric’s keynote are now available for public viewing.

Watch the LJ Webinar on The Visible Library On Demand

The Visible Library, a Webinar sponsored by Library Journal, Atlas Systems, and Zepheira, and featuring Worthington Libraries, Folger Shakespeare Library and the Libhub Initiative, is now available for on-demand viewing/listening. Simply register and Library Journal will send you the link. Access to the Webinar is provided for the next 90 days.

SWIB14 Summary Now Published in b.i.t.online Featuring Zepheira

A summary of the Semantic Web in Libraries 2014 conference (SWIB14) has been published in the current issue of the German publication b.i.t.online. The article features details of the conference keynote from Eric Miller, Zepheira president and co-founder.

Still Time to Register for LJ Visible Library Webinar, 26 February

Learn how the Web sees Libraries today and how how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community. Eric Miller and Jeff Penka are leading “The Visible Library” Webinar presented by Atlas Systems, Zepheira, and Library Journal on Thursday 26 February at 3pm ET. Presenters include Lisa Fuller of Worthington Libraries and Erin Blake and Eric Johnson of Folger Shakespeare Library. Registration still open – sign up now!

Zepheira Staff to Attend, Present at American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Chicago

Members of Zepheira Staff will be attending the American Library Association Midwinter Conference from January 30 through February 3, 2015, at McCormick Place West, Chicago, and presenting at two panels.

Victoria Mueller, Senior Information Architect and System Librarian, will give a talk entitled “BIBFRAME: A Way Forward. Moving Libraries into a Linked Data world!” to the Linked Library Data Interest Group on Sunday 1 February at 8:30 am.

Eric Miller, Zepheira President, will participate in the LC BIBFRAME Update Forum on Sunday 1 February at 10:30 am.

In addition to Eric and Victoria, Zepheira Staff at ALA Midwinter include:

Members of the Zepheira Team will also be visiting the Atlas Systems booth (1720) throughout the conference. To meet up, send mail to John Richardson.

Consult the ALA MW Scheduler for more ALA MW 2015 program information.

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New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal Article Encourages Move from MARC to BIBFRAME

In an article titled “MARC21 to Bibframe: outcomes, possibilities and new directions” published in the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal, Karen Rollitt asserts that while “much of the documentation and literature about the Bibframe is focused on its impact on bibliographic description and semantic web representation. However Bibframe also has the potential to radically transform the way library and information services are discovered, accessed, used and managed.” As the firm hired by Library of Congress to serve as architect for the next generation descriptive vocabulary for libraries (BIBFRAME), and the pioneer in bringing greater visibility to Libraries and their collections, both in internal services and on the Web, Zepheira agrees.

Read the article, and find out about Zepheira’s offerings in Linked Data Training, the Training Calendar, and Readiness Assessment Product Offering.

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