National Library of Medicine Selects Zepheira to Develop Linked Data Architecture
Congrats to the Zepheira team!
From the Announcement:
National Library of Medicine (NLM) has selected Zepheira to provide combined expertise and in Library Linked Data and Health Care Informatics in a project to advance the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Linked Data Architecture. Zepheira will support effective publishing of the MeSH vocabulary on the web. NLM awarded Zepheira the contract through a competitive bidding process.
In their own words, here’s what NLM’s solicitation asked for:
The purpose of this purchase order is to acquire consulting services in the areas of linked data and the semantic web with the goal of assisting NLM to publish the MeSH vocabulary in RDF. Specific areas requiring consultation may include: data modeling and architecture, stakeholder engagement, analytic and usage statistics, and developing user studies.
This statement of work (5 pages;PDF) has more about the work that Zepheria will be doing with NLM.
The contract with Zepheria is for $95,000 and was awarded about a week ago.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.