IPSWICH, Mass. — September 29, 2016 — Libraries can now increase the power of linked data by adding reader’s advisory services with NoveList Select for Linked Data™. NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has partnered with Zepheira to boost the visibility of library collections online and enrich the information available to people in the community.
The latest addition to the NoveList product line, NoveList Select for Linked Data builds upon linked data resources such as Linked Library Service, which helps libraries reach both users and non-users who are searching in their favorite search engine. NoveList Select for Linked Data combines rich metadata from author, series and genre information with read-alike recommendations, appeal terms and reviews from NoveList which allows libraries to provide even more information about their collections to patrons and potential patrons who are searching online.
NoveList Co-Founder and Senior Director of Technology Roger Rohweder says the Linked Library Service with NoveList Select for Linked Data is revolutionizing the way library users find resources online. “Until now, the valuable collections within libraries have been completely hidden from search engines. When libraries add Linked Library Service and NoveList Select for Linked Data, they’ll bring even more of their collections out from beneath the deep web and turn them into the searchable and discoverable resources patrons are already looking for.”
The ongoing partnership between NoveList and Zepheira has helped libraries across the library.link network transform thousands of catalog records into millions of valuable linked data resources. Adding NoveList Select for Linked Data can boost the power of a library’s linked data by up to 10 times more access points and connections. For example, Arapahoe Library District started with 245,000 MARC records, which were then transformed into 1.3 million linked data resources through Linked Library Service. When NoveList Select for Linked Data was added, those connections increased to more than 3 million.
Eric Miller, Co-Founder and President of Zepheira says the NoveList Select for Linked Data service highlights NoveList’s tradition of creating reader-centered products and services to support a library’s goal of bringing together the reader and appropriate resources. “When you begin with libraries’ already impressive catalog data and amplify it with the personal relevance and connections of NoveList, public libraries deliver a new standard for practical, connected and structured data on the Web.”
Zepheira is a leading provider of software and services designed to help clients across industries make information available and more prominent on the Web. Founded in 2007, Zepheira has extensive experience creating products and solutions focused on the modernization of library information systems. Zepheira’s founders and staff have played key roles in pioneering the next generation of the Web, including the semantic technology underlying most Web applications. For more information find us online: http://www.zepheira.com.
NoveList is dedicated to transforming lives through reading. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. As a division of EBSCO Information Services, NoveList specializes in readers' advisory tools for libraries that include book discovery, catalog enrichment, and outreach. Find out more at www.ebscohost.com/novelist.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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