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*The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries*
*DCMI/ASIS&T Joint Webinar*
*7 January 2015*
*TIME:* 10:00am-11:15am EST (UTC 15:00 - World Clock:
*Webinar Abstract: *
As a founding sponsor, Zepheira's introduction of the Libhub Initiative
creates an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries
and their resources on the Web. Libraries and memory organizations have
rich content and resources that the Web can not see or use. The Libhub
Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and
partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary web standards.
Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web
users can see through the use of enabling technology like Linked Data and
shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME. The Libhub Initiative
uniquely prioritizes the linking of these newly exposed library resources
to each other and to other resources across the Web, a critical requirement
of increased Web visibility.
In this webinar, Eric will talk about the transition libraries must make to
achieve Web visibility, explain recent trends that support these efforts,
and introduce the Libhub Initiative -- an active exploration of what can
happen when libraries begin to speak the language of the Web.
*Presenter: Eric Miller*
Eric Miller is the President of Zepheira. Prior to founding Zepheira, Eric
led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at
MIT where he led the architectural and technical leadership in the design
and evolution of the Semantic Web. Eric is a frequent and sought after
international speaker in areas of International Web standards, knowledge
management, collaboration, development and deployment.