16 February 2016 – http://zepheira.com – Zepheira has signed the University of Manitoba to its Early Adopter for Academic Libraries Linked Data service. The University is now working with Zepheira to convert its MARC catalogue into linked data and publish it to the Web to increase the visibility of the library's resources.
"Publishing our catalogue as linked data to the Web will help our students and researchers find our resources no matter where they begin their search," explained Les Moor, Head of Technical Services at University of Manitoba Libraries. "Linked data allows our faculty, students and researchers to use popular search engines like Google to find our resources. As a result, we take a big step towards closing a giant discovery gap."
Public Libraries and now Academic Libraries are taking steps towards greater library visibility on the Web. Contact John "JR" Richardson for more information on how Zepheira can help your library become more visible on the Web.
About the University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is a coeducational, nondenominational, government-supported institution. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Founded more than 137 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, it is the region's largest and only research intensive university offering over 100 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level including professional disciplines including medicine, law, and engineering. The university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 8,700 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni.
The University of Manitoba Libraries, as an essential partner in the mission of the University of Manitoba, provides access to knowledge in support of the University's teaching, research and community service programs. The University of Manitoba Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
Zepheira 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.