27 February 2020
EBSCO Information Services has entered into an agreement to acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralised linked data infrastructure. Zepheira uncovers previously hidden data and insights for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web.
The team behind Zepheira were leaders within the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortia (W3C) while at MIT and co-founded the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative at OCLC. More recently Zepheira provided the technical leadership for the Library of Congress in developing the BIBFRAME Linked Data standard for bibliographic data.
It is hoped that Zepheira’s expertise and technologies combined with EBSCO’s resources, library collections and open web resources will bring advanced new capabilities to shared products and services.