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Library of Congress launches Recollection as Viewshare.org

The Library of Congress, in partnership with Zepheira, has launched its latest version of Recollection as a newly branded site called Viewshare.org. Viewshare.org is a platform for empowering curators, archivists, and librarians to provide access to the digital cultural heritage objects they are preserving. The transition to the new domain name represents a more significant […]

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The Art of Linked Data: Architecting Recollection

Uche Ogbuji has authored the column “The Art of Linked Data: Architecting Recollection” for semanticweb.com. In this article, he discusses observations, reflections and practical advice from various projects applying Linked Data and thus Semantic Web principles across diverse domains.

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Zepheira completes prototype for ‘Reference Extract,’ with funding by The MacArthur Foundation

In 2010 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded $350,000 to fund researchers and developers from OCLC, the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington and Zepheira LLC to develop a pilot of a ‘credibility engine,’ a system that supports augmenting Web searches with measures of credibility derived from the […]

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Open Source Release of Recollection Platform

Zepheira, in conjunction with the Library of Congress, is pleased to announce the full open source release of the Recollection software platform. Recollection is a web application that enables librarians, archivists, curators, and historians to create dynamic interfaces to cultural heritage collections. To learn more about Recollection (Update: now Viewshare), visit the site or watch […]

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Library of Congress NDIIPP Partner Meeting: Highlights and Presentations

The Library of Congress held its annual NDIIPP Partner Meeting in Washington, DC from July 20 – 22. The meeting is a showcase for the innovation which is taking place among the Library’s digital preservation partners. Martha Anderson, Director of Program Management for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, gave an overview of […]

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Linked Data at the Library of Congress

Laura Campbell, CIO of the Library of Congress, spoke at the recent Semantic Technologies Conference about how the world’s largest library leverages semantic technology to help manage the vast resources of the LoC. In her keynote address, Ms. Campbell spoke about how the Library of Congress is leveraging linked data technologies in three key areas: […]

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Exhibit 3 Face to Face meeting boosts the project

A few Zepheirans met with their colleagues on the collaborative Exhibit 3 project, building a publishing framework for large scale data-rich interactive Web pages, building on the success of the original Exhibit. Meeting in space generously provided by Google in Mountain View, CA, key project members from Google, MIT, The Library of Congress and Zepheira discussed progress, technical issues […]

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Fast Company highlights Project Recollection

Tim Carmody of Fast Company magazine introduces Project Recollection to a broader audience in the article “Recollection: A Collaborative Tool For Sharing And Visualizing Cultural Data” (8 June 2011).  His overview of the system, which Zepheira is developing in partnership with the U.S. Library of Congress, has the following subtitle: A new service from the Library of […]

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Eric Miller to give invited Linked Data talk at 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference

The Library of Congress’ Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has invited Eric Miller to speak on Linked Data and Libraries at the annual American Library Association ALA Conference in New Orleans, LA. on Sunday June 26. The Program for Cooperative Cataloging and its membership focus on timely and quality collaborative creation of bibliographic and authority […]

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Library of Congress Hosting Recollection Workshop on 19 April

The NDIIPP Program at the Library of Congress will be hosting a free online workshop for digital preservation partners next Tuesday, April 19th at 1ET. Trevor Owens will demonstrate how preservation partners can use this free Library of Congress-sponsored software to easily create intuitive interfaces to their digital collections. Details and registration information

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