Zepheira to Partner with Innovative to Speed Up Linked Data Adoption

For Immediate Release
Contact: Janet Daly, Director of Communications, janet@zepheira.com

Zepheira is proud to be partnering with Innovative Interfaces to transform and deliver library collections to the Web using BIBFRAME.

Innovative, a Sponsor of the Libhub Initiative, announced a new service which simplifies a library’s publication of Linked Data records dramatically, reducing the time and effort for libraries to reveal their collections to the Web and contribute learning to the Libhub Initiative. The new Output Data for Libhub Service extracts library records from the database of any Innovative ILS or Service Platform (Sierra, Polaris ILS, Virtua, or Millennium) and formats them for transformation to Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME and schema.org to ultimately publish and find on the Web.

The new service, which is available as a one-time full database output with optional monthly updates, removes any barriers of staffing or time and makes it easier for libraries to take part in the Libhub Initiative. Library records are output in MARC/XML for sending to Zepheira. Zepheira transforms the records to BIBFRAME and publishes them to the Web, where their presence and formatting makes them accessible to search engines. Search results can then bring the user directly into the originating catalog, at the record level.

Jeff Penka, Vice President of Product Management at Zepheira, founders of the LibHub Initiative, says “libraries, partners, and vendors working together is a key aspect of the Libhub Initiative’s strategy to explore new ways to grow Web-based visibility and usage of library resources.”

For more information on Innovative’s Output Data for Libhub Service, contact April Mitchell, III, at pr@iii.com.

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