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BiblioGraph Video Series: BiblioGraph: The Solution to the Linked Data Puzzle
Hi, I'm Lauri Mcintosh, BiblioGraph’s Sales and Partner Manager here at EBSCO. BiblioGraph is a service designed specifically for librarians seeking to expand their library's visibility on the web, creating new opportunities to engage users in new ways and from locations where they might not necessarily be thinking about the library as a resource. It brings users to your catalog from the open web by transforming your MARC records into BIBFRAME resources and then building relationships between those resources using linked data. When you subscribe to BiblioGraph, your library catalog is transformed into the BIBFRAME vocabulary, and from there a local graph of data is published to the open data platform the LibraryLink network. Your library now gains access to an open network that connects thousands of libraries together and their collection, enabling seamless collaboration and data sharing. Other benefits to the library with BiblioGraph is it allows you to make your library resources available on the web through syndication partnerships like the Internet Archive's Open Library, Find in a Library Near Me, or in Google: Google Books, Get Books and search knowledge panels. These borrow actions are currently available in the US, Canada, Australia and most recently the UK. BiblioGraph also includes tools for creating and publishing collections of connected resources on your website, your partner websites and other web applications. It allows you to enrich your collection with data from authoritative resources out there on the web like LCNAF, Wikidata, and even Novelist’s enrichment services. Multiple options are there for creating visual and actionable views of your collection that can be embedded on your web site, event pages, libguides, blog posts, your community web pages, and so much more. All of these items will bring users straight back into your catalog. It allows you to compare your collection with recommends from your peers, both hot topics or publicly known list such as 50 Banned Books in America or NPR recommendations. And BiblioGraph will provide you monthly statistics so you can track usage, learn more about what your users are searching for, where they are searching, what types of devices are they using, all while securing your privacy as no personal information is gathered. BiblioGraph makes your catalog come to life on the web, making your data portable and visible where users are looking for information. In the next series, we'll talk more about specific use cases for BiblioGraph. Visit our video web series web page to learn more.