Beth Jefferson

Founder, BiblioCommons

Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators
46 minutes, 21.5mb, recorded 2007-10-30
Beth Jefferson

On this episode of Interviews with Innovators, Jon Udell's guest is Beth Jefferson, the founder of BiblioCommons. Her company's new software aims to transform public libraries' online catalogs into environments for social discovery of resources that are cataloged not only by librarians, but also by patrons.

Beth Jefferson is founder of BiblioCommons, a Toronto-based venture that has recently launched a complete “Social Discovery System” for Public Libraries. Prior to founding a nonprofit youth literacy initiative, The PerF!nk Project, Jefferson co-founded another web services company – which serviced alumni organization of leading North American universities. Previously, she had worked for Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Boston, MA.

Jefferson holds a B.A. in Japanese and International Relations from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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