6 October 2015 – The Libhub Initiative, the effort founded by Zepheira to encourage the use of Linked Data to expand Library Visibility on the Web, welcomes NoveList as its latest sponsor. Through their sponsorship, NoveList takes a leadership role acknowledging the critical importance of Visibility for libraries, and shows interest in the use of technologies that support libraries wherever their customers may be.
"NoveList is supporting the Libhub initiative because we believe that linked data has the potential to ensure a bright future for public libraries," says Roger Rohweder, NoveList co-founder and Senior Director of Technology. "Working with the Libhub initiative is a natural progression for us because NoveList has always worked with libraries to improve their exposure. This is just the next step in helping libraries become an essential go-to resource in their communities."
"Zepheira founded the Libhub Initiative because we believe that Visibility on the Web is the key to Library vitality," explained John Richardson, VP of Library & Vendor Partnerships. "To have NoveList, a trusted partner in helping libraries help readers find works they will truly love and appreciate, support this effort to make libraries and their resources more visible is a natural and potent endorsement."
"NoveList joins our established sponsors – Atlas Systems, Innovative, and SirsiDynix – and adds more vendor expertise to solve the problems libraries have brought to our attention in recent years," Richardson continued.
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/
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 Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 700,000 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.
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.