Quality-assured metadata spread far and wide.

BiblioShare makes it easier to find, market and sell books in Canada.

BiblioShare is a quality-controlled aggregation system that disseminates bibliographic data with unprecedented reach across the industry. It helps publishers and distributors create quality ONIX files and it facilitates sharing these files as well as cover images and position files by serving as the central source for metadata for all books available in the market.

Why BiblioShare?

  • Better files. ONIX files are validated to ensure quality. Data creators can use the reports to improve their data and data users can rest assured they’re pulling useful files.
  • All in one place. BiblioShare collects ONIX records, cover images and position files for any book available in the Canadian market. Data creators maintain one set of files and data users only need to go to one authoritative source.
  • Spread far and wide. BiblioShare feeds data across the country and beyond to retailers, publishers, librarians and the media, to websites, blogs, POS and ILS systems across the country.
  • It’s free! There are no start-up costs for using BiblioShare, uploading and testing files are free, and all regular data pulls are free too.

Made in CanadaIt is a Canadian born and industry-led project designed specifically for the Canadian supply chain. It fully supports the Canadian identifier to give Canadian books the recognition they deserve.

Better Together


BiblioShare + CataList

CataList uses BiblioShare cover and metadata files to populate your digital catalogues so that you don’t have to bother with data entry.


BiblioShare + SalesData

BiblioShare feeds cover images into SalesData to provide retailers and librarians a helpful visual when they perform sales analysis. 


BiblioShare + Standards

We develop bibliographic standards and certification that ensure consistency and high quality files, including those in BiblioShare.



BiblioShare + 49th Shelf

BiblioShare has partnered with 49th Shelf. All titles on the 49th Shelf website are listed using BiblioShare files.

Data Makers

(Someone who produced the files. Publishers and distributors.)

Let’s get you set up to contribute to BiblioShare—it’s free!

Data Users

(Anyone looking to use the data for retail or the web. Booksellers, media, bloggers, librarians—even publishers can use it on their own websites.)

You have access to all the Web Services. All you need is a free token.

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