Tag Archives: Library of Congress

Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services

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Viewshare in Transition: New Look and Feel, Now Hosted at Library of Congress

In recent months we’ve been very busy on the Viewshare front. The Viewshare platform has had a complete overhaul and there is a brand new look and feel, along with workflow and feature improvements. These changes represent quite a change for users, so they have been pushed to a beta area for now to allow […]

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A New Viewshare Public Beta is Available

Zepheira and the Library of Congress have released a new version of the Viewshare platform that offers a significantly improved workflow along and several new features. Because the changes are so significant, it is being released as a public beta to allow people to get used to it and give feedback. Current Viewshare users please […]

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Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update – ALA: January 26, 2014

DESCRIPTION: The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia, Pa., […]

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Zepheira supports the Digital Public Library of America

Zepheira has been contracted by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to provide software architecture experience, particularly with the Technical Aspects workstream. Zepheira is supporting the overal development of the DPLA platform, and focused at present on an ingest mechanism to retrieve collections metadata from OAI-PMH and MODS sources, similarly to the data load capabilities of […]

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Viewshare: Up Close and Personal with Your Digital Treasures

A recent article in Information Today highlights the Viewshare Project and takes a closer look at the way the application offers new options for access to the vast amounts of unstructured information curated by our nation’s libraries and museums. March 5, 2012 Back in November 2011, the Library of Congress blogged about a new online […]

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Library of Congress announces new Viewshare features developed by Zepheira

The Library of Congress has announced “four exciting new Viewshare features” as developed by Zepheira subsequent to the Viewshare launch. While there have been many improvements to the platform of late, these four features increase its usefulness exponentially: Dynamic Image Galleries: Users can now create views that consist of a gallery of images to provide […]

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MIT Libraries and Zepheira complete “Exhibit 3.0” software project

A grant from the United States Library of Congress has funded development of a new version of Exhibit, the popular open source software tool developed at MIT to help people search, browse and visualize data on the Web. The MIT Libraries and Zepheira, LLC have enhanced the tool to create “Exhibit 3.0”, with support for […]

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Viewshare User Stories Emerge

The Library of Congress has launched the Viewshare User Stories page, and it already has compelling examples of curators maintaining digital collections in the areas of education (University of Mississippi and Desegregation of Virginia Education [DOVE] project), preservation/display of cultural artifacts (Brooklyn Public Library) and environment (California Digital Library). Viewshare continues to grow and evolve, and we look […]

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Viewshare named one of the Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments of 2011

Library of Congress has named Viewshare as one the most memorable digital preservation happenings of 2011 on their blog The Signal. Other developments recognized in 2011 were, the National Digital Steward Alliance and the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program. The Library of Congress, in partnership with Zepheira, launched Viewshare.org in November 2011. Viewshare is […]

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