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Guide to Launching Linked Library Service & NoveList Select for Linked Data in Your Library

Launching Linked Library ServiceTips for getting started with linked data!

Before launch:

  • Send us your MARC records. NoveList will need a full export of your MARC records to get you started.  Just your bibliographic records are fine, but you can take it a step further if you include holdings information to improve the geolocation of the results.
     
  • Choose the settings for your profile. Our Support Team has just a few easy questions to help us set up your profile.  When you purchase Linked Library Service or NoveList Select for Linked Data, our Support Team will contact you to walk you through these profile details.
     
  • Sit back! NoveList will work with Zepheira to publish your records to the Linked Library Service, and set up the NoveList Select for Linked Data enrichment component it that was purchased.  All you need to do is think about how you are going to get the word out (hint: see below!).
     

After launch:

  • Let your staff know about it. The staff at your library are bound to be excited to see library information now showing up in web search results. Make sure they know about it so they can show it off to patrons. Below is a sample announcement that you can use:
    Staff Announcement: NoveList Select for Linked Data
    We are excited to announce that we have purchased NoveList Select for Linked Data from NoveList. This new service from NoveList will enrich our existing linked data with NoveList’s read-alike recommendations, appeal factors, and other information readers want to know. And all of it links directly back to our catalog.

    With this enrichment, we can expect at least 2-10x more data access points in our linked data. What’s the end result? More visibility and more ways for our readers to discover all that we have to offer.

    Staff Announcement: Linked Library Service + NoveList Select for Linked Data
    We are excited to announce that we have purchased the Linked Library Service and NoveList Select for Linked Data enrichment from NoveList. With these two products in place, it will now become easier than ever for our community to discover all that we have to offer at our library.

    What is the Linked Library Service? It transforms our existing data into linked data formats and publishes it to the library.link network. The end result: search engines will be able to “see” our library’s resources and show them in search results.

    NoveList Select for Linked Data enriches that linked with NoveList’s read-alike recommendations, appeal factors, and other information readers want to know. And all of it links directly back to our catalog.

    What’s the end result? More visibility and more ways for our readers to discover all that we have to offer.
  • Announce it to your community. Use one of our press releases to spread the word to your library users:
  • Keep your content up-to-date. We recommend that you send us monthly update exports of your MARC record to keep your library information up-to-date. Contact the Support Team at NoveListSelectSupport@ebsco.com with your export information.

 

Need more info?  Check out our FAQs on Linked Library Service and NoveList Select for Linked Data.