March 4, 2015 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today its sponsorship of the Libhub Initiative, which encourages industry-wide focus on the visibility of library resources on the Web. With enabling technologies such as linked data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME, the Libhub Initiative will exponentially expand data linking among libraries and the greater Web.
"Innovative's support of the Libhub Initiative demonstrates that we see linked data as enormously valuable to libraries that want to increase their impact on the Web and be recognized for what they do," says Leif Pedersen, SVP of Product Management, R&D, and Marketing. "Innovative will continue to promote the adoption of linked data practices. In addition, Innovative is developing early-stage functionality that will allow libraries to reap the promised benefits of linked data technologies and the Web of Data."
"In the context of making libraries visible to the Web, it is critical to have active sponsorship from the providers of library systems, technologies, and content," explained Eric Miller, Founder and President of Zepheira and founder of the Libhub Initiative. "Innovative's sponsorship of the Libhub Initiative makes clear their position of leadership in working together with their libraries and others to discuss Library Visibility on the Web via linked data and other critical technologies."
About the Libhub Initiative
The Libhub Initiative was introduced in 2014 to encourage an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web. The Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, Web standards. Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web users can see through the use of enabling technology like linked data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME. The Libhub Initiative uniquely prioritizes the linking of these newly exposed library resources to each other and to other resources across the Web, a critical requirement of increased Web visibility. For a collection of resources, products/services, videos, and articles please see: www.Libhub.org.
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. On the Web: http://zepheira.com.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.