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Libhub and the Denver Public Library

A few months ago I talked about Libhub. Today we have taken the next, exciting step by publishing all 840,000 or so of Denver Public Libraries bibliographic records. The result is around 3,740,000 resources, each of which is a separate Web page, with dense cross-linking (7,880,000 in all) derived from relationships within the MARC. Here […]

libhub v0.01

In the summer of 2015, Zepheira will introduce the Libhub Network, a Web-based data network designed to surface and connect libraries and their resources in a visible and actionable fashion. In the Network, each library will have their own set of data optimized for linking across the library resources, across other organizations with shared assets, […]

Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion

I’m constantly amazed (and humbled) every time I see this video but continuously misplacing this link. Perhaps now I’ll remember… we’ll see Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.

Repairing a JET AFS-1000B

Gearing up for the woodshop sawdust-fest that is the result of last minute holiday gifts, my trusty JET AFS-1000B air filtration unit bit the dust (yes, pun intended). Hanging above now is a useless box of steel, mocking me as a cough out some of the larger particulate matter swimming happily in my shop. As […]

an embeddable exhibit

This week the NDIIPP partners meeting, the Library of Congress is holding a Recollection workshop to demonstrate some of the capabilities this platform provides to the digital preservation community. In addition to being able to connect / upload / transform various different data formats as well as allowing users to build various interactive exhibit interfaces […]


Tonight we tagged a svn “invitational beta” branch for next weeks Freemix launch at 2009 SemTech. This is a huge accomplishment by an absolutely extraordinary team. While there is still a lot of work to do (this is only the beginning ), this marks an important milestone toward making it easier for people, communities and […]

Morning Song

by Sylvia Plath Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements. Our voices echo, magnifying your arrival. New statue. In a drafty museum, your nakedness Shadows our safety. We stand round blankly as walls. I’m no more your mother […]


Ngozichukwunyerem … The name means “The gift God gave me back” in Ebu. And while i’m not sure how yet to pronounce it, its definitely one of the most beautiful words I think I’ve ever heard. woohoo!

happy birthday RDF!

Misha pretty much summed it all up in his post The RDF Model and Syntax Specification became a W3C Recommendation nine years ago today! Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification W3C Recommendation 22 February 1999 Best wishes to all members of the original W3C RDF Model and Syntax Working Group and to […]

active purls

Stu Weibel’s post on ‘List Making Meets Redirection’ prompted me to comment on some of the Active PURL work (PURLs with associated services) we at Zepheira has been developing. Example ‘Active PURLs’ might be notification to publishers of problems with target URLs (basically a link-checker for PURLs), notification to readers of updates to target PURLs […]