We're hitting milestones all over the place! Celebrate 2 million records in BiblioShare with us.
Wherein we extol the virtues of a Canadian ecommerce success story, and introduce you to Bookstore Builder, our new BiblioShare Shopify app.
Got ebooks? Here’s a primer on ONIX 3.0 just for you. We’ll get you set up with the ONIX manual, show you which sections to look at, and explain a bit about why things are set up the way they are. Bonus: Your host is a gnome named Biblio. A metagnome, if you will. You’ll see.
We’ve made a few improvements to BiblioShare Webform based on great feedback from publishers who use the tool. We’ve added new fields to give you broader access to the ONIX standard and – for you CataList users – to make some data easier to transfer to BNC CataList. We’ve also added new selection functionality to help you customize your exports. Read on for a short run-through of the major changes that are now available on the site.
Okay, we are data nerds. Data junkies, even, if you will. We spend time (a lot of time) looking at and thinking about how to make data more accessible, both for people and for machines.
Sometimes issues crop up in the data that are complicated and nuanced and take time to unravel to get the data flowing smoothly again. This isn’t one of those issues. This is an easy check that you can do on your own records that could make a big difference in making sure your data can be processed and retrieved correctly.
As the book industry focuses on reaching web-enabled readers, there’s an increasing need for technologies, like apps and APIs, that can be built quickly and altered often. This is why last month, a week before BookExpo America, New York played host to a significant publishing event: the Publishing Hackathon!
How do you make your content available to all those new mobile devices? How about linking your Content Management System with software X? What about linking your content more closely with your metadata? Perhaps the overall question is how do you make your content agile? There are numerous answers to all of these questions, but one way to get your data out there may be to make it available via an API.