19 March 2015 – The Libhub Initiative, the effort founded by Zepheira to encourage the use of Linked Data to expand Library Visibility on the Web, announces a sponsorship program which now includes Atlas Systems, Innovative, and SirsiDynix. Through their sponsorship, each of these industry leaders is acknowledging the critical importance of Visibility for libraries, and shows interest in the use of technologies that support libraries wherever their customers may be.
"Zepheira founded the Libhub Initiative because we believe that Visibility on the Web is the key to Library vitality," explained Eric Miller, President of Zepheira. "We are delighted to have the support of Atlas, Innovative, and SirsiDynix in exploring and uncovering the ways that all of us in the library ecosystem can better use the Web and its technologies, and meet the needs of their communities. And the more vendor sponsors and institutional partners who join in, the more informed and vibrant the Libhub Initiative will be."
Statements of support from leaders of this first group of Sponsors can be found on the testimonial page.
Sponsors and Partners play key roles in supporting activities within the Libhub Initiative, offering financial support, leadership, active listening and engagement with the broader library and Web communities. The Libhub Initiative welcomes more engagements with both Sponsors and Partners. For more information on how both the Sponsor and Partner Programs work, please consult http://www.libhub.org/sponsors-partners/ .
About The Libhub Initiative
The Libhub Initiative aims to raise the Visibility of Libraries on the Web by actively exploring the promise of BIBFRAME and Linked Data. Founded by Zepheira LLC in September 2014, The Libhub Initiative creates an industry-wide focus on the collective Visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web. Libraries and memory organizations have rich content and resources that the Web can not see or use. The Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, Web standards. For more information, please visit http://libhub.org.
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.