Linked Data

Patrons know how to find your website, but do they see your library resources whenever they search the web? By making library collections and locations visible to search engines, Innovative Linked Data allows you to reach more patrons than ever before. Innovative Linked Data is the easy way to put library resources in front of information seekers no matter where they’re searching.

Innovative Linked Data leverages the value of existing metadata within the library catalog and resource management system to raise the profile of libraries in web and mobile interactions. This makes your library’s resources and location information readable by search engines.

Innovative Linked Data is our way to keep libraries in the global conversation and connected to the local community. It takes your metadata and puts it on display in front of people searching for information. It’s minimal effort for staff, and big visibility for the library.

Here are a few Innovative customers who have implemented Linked Data on the Web:

Polaris Sites

  • Barrington Area Library, IL
  • Dallas Public Library, TX
  • Denver Public Library, CO
  • Hamilton Public Library, ON
  • Mohawk Valley Library System, NY
  • Phoenix Public Library, AZ
  • Southern Adirondack Library System, NY
  • Sno-Isle Libraries, WA
  • Okanagan Regional Library, BC
  • Vaughan Public Library, ON
  • Worthington Libraries, OH

Sierra Sites

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
  • Deakin University, VIC, Australia
  • Evansville Vanderburgh, IN
  • Multnomah County, OR
  • Naperville Public Library, IL
  • Qatar National Library
  • Sacramento Public Library, CA
  • San Francisco Public Library, CA
  • Suffolk Cooperative Library system, NY
  • Thunder Bay Public Library, ON
  • Tulsa City-County Library, OK
  • University of Missouri, MO
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • University of Pennsylvania Law Library, PA

Learn More About Linked Data


Here’s a Powerpoint presentation entitled “Visible Library” given at the 2016 Public Library Association Conference: