Zepheira acquired by EBSCO Information Services
Posted on April 2, 2020
EBSCO Capital announces the acquisition of Zepheira by EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Capital announces the acquisition of Zepheira by EBSCO Information Services—a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries. Zepheria is a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries.
Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives, and museums to make the world a smarter place. It uncovers previously hidden data and insights for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO Information Services commitment to making information available when, where and how users need it.
EIS first partnered with Zepheira in 2015 and the partnership includes data enrichment services with NoveList® Select, offering additional data access points to patrons searching for reading resources.
Zepheira’s expertise and technologies combined with EBSCO Information Services resources, library collections and open web resources will bring advanced new capabilities to shared products and services. In the future, Zepheira’s linked data capabilities will have far-ranging applications across information discovery, resource management and stewardship.
Founder and CEO of Zepheira, Eric Miller, says joining EIS is a great next step for Zepheira. “Our companies’ missions and cultures are closely aligned. With our combined capabilities and resources, we can more effectively weave the best of what libraries and the web offer each other and deliver increased value to the communities we both care about.”
EBSCO Information Services Vice President, NoveList, Danielle Borasky, says this combination will leverage the power of EIS’s depth and breadth of content and large network of partners. “We know how important it is for libraries to be more visible and connected to their communities. We have been working with Zepheira to help libraries increase their reach and expand their data, making their collections available to a wider audience. With this acquisition, we look to continue our mission to make it easy for patrons to find the information they need through their library, anytime, anywhere.”