February 17, 2018

The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community


Presented by: Atlas Systems, Zepheira and Library Journal

Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Archive is now available!

Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and shared vocabularies like BIBFRAME and schema.org, maximizes the likelihood libraries can continue to describe their resources and the Web can discover and represent libraries more fully.

The panelists in this Webcast bring together informed, practical, and evolving perspectives on community engagement, iterative exploration, and Web technologies. Through the panel’s presentations and Q&A, you will:

  • Learn about the current state of library Web visibility based on recent analysis from Zepheira, and practical steps you can take to gauge and enrich your library’s Web visibility.
  • Hear from recognized leaders in the public library and special collections fields to better understand the importance of regularly challenging status quo in striving to meet the needs of current and future clients. In addition, they will share what they have learned about the use of Web technologies to move beyond the traditional notion of libraries as a physical structure.

This Webcast will give your institution the background and insight needed to start conversations on and take first steps towards greater Web visibility for your library.


Erin C. Blake, PhD – Head of Collection Information Services, Folger Shakespeare Library

Erin holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University and is a faculty member of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. She is known in the library community for having led the editorial team writing Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics), which was published in 2013 by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries in collaboration with the Library of Congress.

Eric Johnson – Director of Digital Access, Folger Shakespeare Library

As the Director of Digital Access at the Folger Shakespeare Library Eric heads the Digital Media and Publications division. He manages the Folger’s various digital programs, and oversees the journal Shakespeare Quarterly and Folger Editions series of Shakespeare’s complete works. Eric holds an M.A. in English and a B.A. in history, and heads the board of advisors for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University.

Lisa Fuller – Director of Community Engagement, Worthington Public Library, Worthington, OH

Lisa Fuller has served as director of community engagement at Worthington Libraries for 15 years. The Library was the 2007 recipient of the Library of the Year award from Gale/Library Journal and the winner of the John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding library public relations in 2011. A native of Western New York, Lisa graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a BA in English.

Eric Miller – President, Zepheira and Founding Sponsor, The Libhub Initiative

Known for his leadership in the development and deployment of Semantic Web technologies both at Zepheira and previously at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Eric leads efforts to apply advanced Web architecture and linked data principles to help clients organize disparate materials in order to solve real-world problems. Most recently, Zepheira has founded the Libhub Initiative, which focuses on exploring this promise through action and working to collectively understand the problem space around raising the visibility of libraries on the Web. Eric is a graduate of Ohio State University.

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