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Tuesday, June 7 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
KEYNOTE: Resetting the Web’s Information Landscape

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Libraries, their collections, and services need to be where their users are – not simply by having Web sites, but by reaching those users were they work daily in services like Web search engines and mobile platforms. Unfortunately, library data is effectively invisible and nearly impossible for these services to use. Transforming library content, service descriptions, locations and event information from MARC and non-MARC formats to Linked Data increases the Web accessibility of library content, extending the library’s reach to immediate customers like students, faculty and researchers, as well as, prospective students/parents, the business community, alumni/donors, and campus administration.

The story of growing library engagement with the Web is told in three parts: 

Act I - Linked Data Essentials – Learn how web searching works and the concepts 
behind Linked Data, then see the difference between machine vs. human consumption 
and explore how linked, structured data is moving the focus of Web searching to 
answers not pages.

Act II – Libraries, Linked Data and the Web – Understand the role of existing library data 
stores, the evolution of standards and introduction of BIBRAME, and review MARC to 
BIBFRAME examples.

Act III – Putting it All Together – Finally, explore how libraries are expanding visibility 
and access to their collections and services on the Web by publishing Linked Data from 
source data in formats like MARC and EAD to the Library.Link Network – a Zepheira 
collaboration with industry partners. 

While Linked Data is simply a technology, understanding its purpose and promise can help 
libraries inform their workflow, management, and strategic planning, in addition to exploring 
new and exciting ways to serve their communities.

Speakers
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John Richardson

VP of Library & Vendor Partnerships, Zepheira
John Richardson is the Vice President of Library & Vendor Partnerships for Zepheira Technologies (http://zepheira.com) and joined the firm in March 2014. During his 30-year tenure in library automation, he has worked primarily for library automation companies including MultiLIS, Data Research Associates, and Polaris Library Systems. Building on Zepheira’s initial architectural framework on BIBFRAME for the Library of Congress, Zepheira is... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Windsor 3 & 4