Launching Linked Data in Your Library

Help your community find you online.

Before launch

Send us your MARC records. NoveList will need a full export of your MARC records to get you started.  Just your bibliographic records are fine, but you can take it a step further if you include holdings information to improve the geolocation of the results.

Choose the settings for your profile. Our Support Team has just a few easy questions to help us set up your profile.  When you purchase Linked Library Service or Linked Library Enrichment, our Support Team will contact you to walk you through these profile details.

Sit back! NoveList will publish your records to the Linked Library Network. All you need to do is think about what community partners would be interested in hosting library book carousels on their website.

After launch

Let your staff know about it. The staff at your library are bound to be excited to see library information now showing up in web search results. Make sure they know about it so they can show it off to patrons. Below is a sample announcement that you can use:

Staff Announcement: Linked Library Enrichment
We are excited to announce that we have purchased Linked Library Enrichment from NoveList. This new service from NoveList will enrich our existing linked data with NoveList’s appeal factors, awards information, recommended reads lists, and other information readers want to know. With these lists, the library and our community partners can post book carousels on websites with reading suggestions that link directly back to our catalog.

With this enrichment, we can expect at least 2-10x more data access points in our linked data. What’s the end result? More visibility and more ways for our readers to discover all that we have to offer.

Staff Announcement: Linked Library Service + Linked Library Enrichment
We are excited to announce that we have purchased the Linked Library Service and Linked Library Enrichment from NoveList. With these two products in place, it will now become easier than ever for our community to discover all that we have to offer at our library.

What is the Linked Library Service? It transforms our existing data into linked data formats and publishes it to the library.link network. The end result: search engines will be able to “see” our library’s resources and show them in search results. A member of the Linked Library Service team is regularly checking to see when our resources start to show up in searches and we will send a follow-up message so you can check for yourselves.

Linked Library Enrichment adds NoveList's appeal factors, awards information, recommended reads lists, and other information readers want to know. And all of it links directly back to our catalog.

What’s the end result? More visibility and more ways for our readers to discover all that we have to offer.

Keep your content up-to-date. We recommend that you send us monthly update exports of your MARC record to keep your library information up-to-date. Contact the Support Team at NoveListSelectSupport@ebsco.com with your export information.