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John Richardson

VP of Library & Vendor Partnerships
HQ is in Columbus, OH
John Richardson is the Vice President of Library & Vendor Partnerships for Zepheira Technologies (http://zepheira.com) and joined the firm in March 2014. During his 30-year tenure in library automation, he has worked primarily for library automation companies including MultiLIS, Data Research Associates, and Polaris Library Systems. Building on Zepheira’s initial architectural framework on BIBFRAME for the Library of Congress, Zepheira is now focused on exposing library collections and resources via Linked Data and the BIBFRAME model. Millions of assets for academic, multi-type consortia, National and public libraries have been exposed to the Web for visibility and discovery. John is passionate about the role and mission of libraries and views Linked Data as possibly THE most important advancement in our industry in decades. He is also passionate about craft beer.