Earlier this month Graham Bell, Editeur’s executive director, announced the publication of Issue 31 of the ONIX for Books codelists. (Bell uses the ONIX_IMPLEMENT email list to announce each new codelist. ONIX enthusiasts and practitioners are encouraged to sign up for notifications from this Yahoo-hosted group, and to use the forum to get expert answers to vexing ONIX questions.) […]
Here at Metadata Manor we’ve fallen a little behind schedule in discussing ONIX for Books Codelists. Issue 30 was published at the end of July and Issue 31 will be with us shortly. Apologies for our slow response. There are additions (and changes and clarifications) to fourteen different “lists”, i.e. categories; an interesting smorgasbord of revisions. Some highlights: List 49 – Region code […]
The Spanish translation of The Metadata Handbook has just been published by The Spanish Digital Link. The book has been translated and adapted to the Spanish book industry by Arantxa Mellado and Silvia Mas. The Spanish Digital Link is a comprehensive one-stop shop for publishers seeking to enter the Spanish-speaking market. As I pointed out […]
Porter Anderson, Philip Jones, FutureBook.net and The Bookseller (UK) have a great series underway, “Five-Minute Manifestos” for The Future of the Book Business. Jones explains the thinking behind the series in Those Magnificent Manifestos. I’ve been fortunate to be able to add my voice to a great group of industry analysts with the just-published A Manifesto on Metadata.
ONIX 2.1 to 3.0: Helping you make the transition is the title of a series of blog posts now underway, written by BookNet Canada’s master of metadata, Tom Richardson. This is an important series because it covers the topic that is most important to ONIX users today: Extracting their metadata process from version 2.1 and inserting […]