Atlas Systems, Zepheira Announce Partnership to Create Linked Data for Archives

Atlas Systems, a founding sponsor of the Libhub Initiative and supporter of the Library.Link Network, announced a partnership with Zepheira to create Linked Data solutions for archives, special collections and historical societies. The forthcoming product leverages the current offering of MARC record to Linked Data transformations provided by Zepheira with other library catalog partners to offer a way for archives, special collections, and historical societies to expose their unique collections on the Web for easier discovery. Atlas will utilize Zepheira’s transformation and publishing technologies to convert archival records and reveal them to the Web using Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME. Read the full announcement from Atlas Systems.

SD Libraries: Get Started with Linked Data at COSUGI

SirsiDynix Libraries attending COSUGI have the opportunity to get started with Linked Data and expand their visibility on the Web. This includes the following dedicated sessions:

Monday 23 May, 11:30-12:30
RDA? Authority Control? BLUEcloud Visibility and Linked Data? Lexiles?
Keep Your Database Current and Help Your End Users Find All of Your
Resources with SirsiDynix Data

Monday 23 May, 3:00-4:00
BLUEcloud Visibility: Linking Users and Library Resources

Tuesday 24 May, 3:15-4:15
BLUEcloud Visibility: Linking Users and Library Resources

Zepheira staff will be present at each session to answer your specific questions with regards to Linked Data, and will help you get started with the ability to claim your Library.Link domain, free of charge.

SirsiDynix is a founding sponsor of the Libhub Initiative and partners with Zepheira to bring Linked Data services to their customers through BLUECloud Visibility.

Register now: COSUGI Preconference Session on Linked Data featuring Zepheira

COSUGI 2016 boasts a full conference menu of options, along with interesting Pre-Conference offerings. This year, Zepheira VP of Product Management Jeff Penka will be part of a Pre-Conference Program titled Linked Data and Libraries: BIBFRAME, LD4P, and more.

Registration is still open; consult the Pre-Conference section of the COSUGI Web site.


Register for Zepheira’s Linked Data for Libraries Webinars, Thursday 21 April

Zepheira is holding two webinars this week explaining the principles of Linked Data for libraries, and offering an introduction to its new Library.Link Network service. Join us as John (JR) Richardson, VP of Library and Vendor Partnerships, shares how Zepheira is working with both memory organizations and data and service providers to make local stories globally visible. Registration still open at links below:

Library.Link Network for Illiad Customers and Academic Libraries 

Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:00 am EDT /  9:00 am MDT / 8:00 am PDT

Library.Link Network for Public Libraries 

Thursday, April 21, 2016
2:00 pm EDT / 12 noon MDT / 11:00 am EDT

Jay Jordan Joins Zepheira in Advisory Role

Zepheira is pleased to announce that Jay Jordan has agreed to formally serve as an Advisor to the company.  Jordan’s record of bringing together business, product, technology, and cultural heritage organizations on a global stage makes him an invaluable resource for guidance as Zepheira pursues its goal of helping libraries create greater relevance through Web visibility. Read the full announcement.

Qatar National Library (QNL) Signs with Zepheira to Bring Collections to the Web

28 March 2016 – – Qatar National Library (QNL) has signed with Zepheira to transform its collection catalog into linked data format and share it broadly on the Web. QNL is the first library in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to bring its collections to the Web with Linked Data technologies developed by Zepheira. Read the full announcement.

Barrington Area Library Moving to Linked Data With Zepheira

21 March 16 – – Zepheira is pleased to welcome Barrington Area Library, in Barrington, Illinois, to its Early Experimenter Program.  Barrington Area Library is the first in Illinois to work with Zepheira to convert its MARC Catalog to Linked Data, and publish those resources to the Web. Read the full announcement.

Zepheira and Innovative Announce Partnership in Delivering Linked Data Services to Libraries

Innovative Interfaces and Zepheira announced a new joint partnership at the Innovative Users Group Conference (IUG 2016) in San Francisco, which promises to streamline the adoption of Linked Data in Innovative’s Library Customers. Innovative is now offering a new service, Innovative Linked Data, which leverages the value of existing metadata within the library catalog and resource management system to raise the profile of libraries in web and mobile interactions. It makes use of Zepheira’s transformation and publishing technologies to transform any library’s existing catalog and reveal it to the Web using Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME.  Library partners in the Libhub Initiative were instrumental in making this product possible. Read Innovative’s full announcement and Zepheira’s full announcement.

Zepheira Team Members, Libhub Initiative Participants To Attend IUG 2016 in San Francisco, 16-18 March

Eric Miller, Jeff Penka and John (JR) Richardson will be attending the Innovative Users Group Annual Conference (IUG 2016) this coming week at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square.

In addition, at least two Libhub Initiative Partners – Denver Public Library and Sno-Isle Libraries in Washington State – will be there to either present or hold Birds-of-a-Feather sessions on practical observations on Linked Data and/or BIBFRAME. Registrants can consult the conference schedule for information on dates and times.

Zepheira Presenting at ILLiad 2016

Kathy MacDougall, Founding Partner, and Gloria Gonzalez, Library Strategist, will be presenting at the Atlas Systems 2016 ILLiad International Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. The conference runs from March 15-17, and features presentations from archivists and service providers alike.