We know that The Metadata Handbook is not inexpensive — $95 for any of the three digital formats and $125 for print. Most of our customers are working in data/sales departments at larger publishers and so the price for a timely reference title is not a problem. But every now and again we hear from a […]
It would be needlessly repetitious of me to again describe the role of ONIX code lists. Please look to my last blog entry on the subject for a rough guide. The annual October Frankfurt Book Fair was a fine occasion to release ONIX code lists Version 23. You find the changes describe in one PDF document […]
I often need to remind myself of just how complex metadata can be. The basic concepts are straightforward: make sure you supply all the bibliographic information for each title and all of the data necessary to sell the book, whether in print or digital, whether in a bookstore or online. I got it. But once […]
Metadata Best Practices and Industry Certification is now available. The publication of this guide is timed to coordinate with the recent release of BISG’s Best Practices for Product Metadata: Guide for North American Data Senders and Receivers.
Last week the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and its Canadian equivalent, BookNet Canada, jointly issued a much-anticipated update to best practice recommendations for transmitting and receiving publishing metadata. As Renee Register, proprietor of DataCurate LLC, is one of the BISG metadata committee members we have particular reason to be proud. As BISG notes: The revision outlines […]