Zepheira’s Linked Data Training Series Personalizes Linked Data for Libraries

“Practical Practitioner” Brings Library Professionals into the Web with BIBFRAME, Linked Data

Contact: John Richardson, Vice President, Library & Vendor Partnerships
Zepheira, LLC
jr@zepheira.com Phone/Fax: +1 315-638-6221

http://zepheira.com – 4 December 2014 – Zepheira, the industry leader in the creation of linked data vocabularies for addressing the Web visibility of library and memory organizations, is offering a complete training program in the applied use of those vocabularies. Zepheira’s Linked Data and BIBFRAME Practical Practitioner Training, covers 4-5 calendar weeks and is offered on average twice a month pending registration and demand. The sessions will be conducted online via Zepheira’s learning management environment.

Zepheira Listened to Libraries, Provides Training Options that are Pragmatic, Cost-Effective

Library relevance on the Web begins with visibility – being able to see what it is your library has to offer. Linked Data and BIBFRAME together will play a key role in the Web accurately finding and reflecting what libraries have to offer. Through Zepheira’s work with hundreds of librarians, we found a need for a clear baseline of knowledge and awareness about where to begin on this path to relevance and visibility.

“Earlier this year, I suggested that Zepheira create the first advanced Linked Data and BIBFRAME focused training because they uniquely understand the relationship between linked open data infrastructures based on semantic web standards,  BIBFRAME and information management,” explained Karim B. Boughida,Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Content Management at George Washington University in Washington, DC. “As part of the initial pilot training group, we were very pleased with the thorough curriculum, instructor engagement and flexible delivery methods. Upon completion of the training, my team continues to benefit from participation in the diverse Alumni community.”

“Practical Practitioner” Librarians Begin with Their Data, Use Zepheira’s State of the Art Tools and Join a Community of Practice

The course design uniquely blends key content on Linked Data and BIBFRAME delivered by industry experts with online discussion and locally focused exercises using participants’ own data and Zepheira’s tools. The course material and online format offers a convenient option for all roles across the library and any schedule. Upon completion, class cohorts can participate in regular Alumni activities and receive ongoing access to course content, Alumni discussions, and tool updates.

Enrollment for Special Group Sessions and Pricing Available for December 2014 and beyond

Enrollment is currently open for the next open public session, starting 5 December 2014.

Public sessions with special group pricing for eligible participants start this month. They include, by start date:

December 5

December 12

In addition, libraries registering by December 19, 2014 for January 2015’s special group sessions will get early access to course materials. Group sessions include exclusive offers for the Semantic Web in Libraries community, MARC Transition Group participants, Music Libraries, Program for Cooperative Cataloging Libraries , and iSchool Faculty and Students.  See http://zepheira.com/calendar to sign up.

For more information on the Practical Practitioner sessions, including a video overview and the upcoming calendar of sessions, please consult http://zepheira.com/training

About Zepheira

Zepheira  <http://zepheira.com> is a leading provider of software and services designed to help clients across industries make information available and more prominent on the Web. Founded in 2007, Zepheira has extensive experience creating products and solutions focused on the modernization of library information systems. Zepheira’s founders and staff have played key roles in pioneering the next generation of the Web, including the semantic technology underlying most Web applications.

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